Missouri State University

Department of Music {expression + innovation + excellence} 

Fite Family Young Artist Piano Competition

The 18th Annual Fite Family Young Artists Piano Competition

February 8, 2014
Missouri State University - Springfield, Missouri

 

COMPETITION PRIZES

A cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the first-place winner, $500 to the second-place winner and $250 to the third-place winner.

ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to pianists between the ages of 14 and 18 as of February 8, 2014.

FORMAT OF THE COMPETITION

The preliminary round of the Young Artist Competition will be conducted by mail. The semi-final and final rounds will be held on Saturday, February 8, in Ellis Recital Hall on the campus of Missouri State University. Applicants will be informed by mail of their acceptance into the competition and of their performance times in the semi-final round. Contestants should
register with the competition coordinator one hour before performance time.

ADJUDICATORSYong Hi Moon

Yong Hi Moon
(Peabody Conservatory of Music)

Peter Collins and Wei-Han Su
(Missouri State University)

Peter Collins Wei-Han Su

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

  1. A first-place winner may not participate in the competition again.
  2. Decisions of the adjudication panel are final.
  3. All works performed in the competition must be performed by memory.
  4. Contestants may be stopped during the performance of any work due to time limitations.
  5. All applicants who advance to the semi-final round will provide the panel of adjudicators with one published edition (or a copy obtained from a legal internet source) of each piece performed in the competition. No unauthorized reproductions of music will be accepted. Scores submitted to the adjudicators should not contain any identifying marks such as names of teacher or contestant.
  6. Unauthorized recording of any competition event is not allowed.
  7. Application materials and information submitted to the Fite Family Young Artist Piano Competition may be used for publicity purposes. Contestant performances will be recorded and may be used by the Fite Family Piano Competition with the performer’s permission. Copies of the recordings will be made available to the contestants.
  8. Contestants are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements.
  9. Taxes may be withheld for a prize winner who does not provide a Social Security Number or Taxpayer Identification Number.

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Each entrant must submit with his or her application a high quality audio recording of two piano pieces in contrasting styles. Individual sonata or suite movements are permitted. Cuts within movements are not permitted. Repeats are left to the discretion of the performer. Approximately ten semi-final contestants will be chosen from the preliminary round.

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

In the semi-final round contestants will perform two pieces in contrasting styles. Repertoire used in the preliminary round may be duplicated in the semi-final round. Contestants may be stopped during the performance of any work due to time limitations.

FINAL ROUND

Three finalists will be chosen from the semi-final round. The finalists will perform the two pieces from the semi-final round and one additional piece or movement.

DEADLINE

All application materials must be received by January 10, 2014.

Include with the application form the following:

  • Audition recording clearly labeled with name of applicant and repertoire.
  • Proof of age (photocopy of birth certificate, drivers license or passport).
  • A photograph suitable for the program booklet. (An electronic version may be sent to the Competition Coordinator.)
  • A non-refundable check for $25 made out to: MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

For more information please contact Dr. Hye-Jung Hong, competition coordinator, by email at HyeJungHong@missouristate.edu or by phone at (417) 894-3845.

SEND ALL MATERIALS TO

FITE FAMILY PIANO COMPETITION
MSU Music Department
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO  65897