THE SCOOP | Calling All Pianists: The RCM Music Lights The Approach Pageant Is Open For Submissions

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The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) has introduced the inaugural Music Lights The Approach Pageant. The occasion is free, and open to piano college students at any degree, with greater than $150,000 in prizes out there.

The prizes have been offered by Yamaha, and the competitors contains the chance to carry out at Toronto’s vaunted Koerner Corridor.

The small print

Piano college students in any respect ranges, together with informal learners in addition to those that are on their option to an expert profession as musicians. There are divisions for youth and adults throughout 14 completely different classes. College students from throughout Canada and the USA are invited to use.

  • Video entries might be submitted till December 1, 2022;
  • It’s free to enter;
  • Semi-finalists will likely be introduced on January 15, 2023;
  • Youth division finalists will likely be named on February 1, 2023;
  • On March 22, prize winners of each divisions will likely be introduced.

Within the video, members ought to play one piece from the RCM’s Celebration Collection®, Sixth Version Repertoire books. To register, and for extra info, see [HERE].

“The Music Lights The Approach Piano Pageant is a superb alternative for college students. It lets them showcase their abilities to their family and friends, all whereas competing for a lot of implausible prizes,” says Dimitra Marangozis, Piano Instructor on the Oscar Peterson Faculty of Music in a media launch. “I’ve already began to see wholesome competitors and pleasure amongst college students as they work onerous to arrange their submissions.”

Household and pals can become involved by voting for his or her favourites within the viewers selection awards, out there on the Pageant web site.

“The Music Lights The Approach Piano Pageant is a chance for college students to showcase their ardour for music by studying and performing repertoire from our just lately launched Celebration Collection, Sixth Version. We’re excited to create an occasion to energise lecturers and college students and encourage them to try for musical excellence,” mentioned Dr. Janet Lopinski, Senior Director, Tutorial Packages. “We encourage all college students throughout Canada and the US to take part. This can be a fantastic alternative to set and obtain objectives, put together for a efficiency, and have an opportunity to win wonderful prizes.”

Audiences can present their help on March 21 on the grand finale, with reside performances at Koerner Corridor in Toronto. The winners will likely be introduced the next day on March 22. Anybody from world wide will be capable to view a recorded model of the live performance.

Better of luck to all.


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