Register to Participate in the Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition and Music Festivalby on Jan 14, 2022
Who: Piano students ranging from 5th - 12th grades can register to compete in the youth piano competition, while all other musicians can register to perform in the music festival.
What: The competition will consist of two divisions. The junior division is open to students who are in grades 5-8. The senior division will be open to students who are in grades 9-12.
Junior Division: 5 to 15 minutes per performer
Senior Division: 10 to 15 minutes per performer
Selections: Contestants will be expected to prepare two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Contemporary), and perform them by memory.
Grades 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
9 - 12 $500 $300 $200
5 - 8 $300 $200 $100
The winner will be invited to perform at the Gavilan College Bach to Blues Concert.
In addition to the awards listed above, a special award for local contestants will be handed out.
Grades 9-12 Grades 5-8
When: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Competition: 9:00 AM
Award Ceremony & Festival Concert: 3:00 PM
- Adults must show proof of vaccination at the door
- Adults must have Photo ID
- Attendees must scan in before entering the Theater
- Masks will be required indoors
- Subject to change based on current Public Health Guidelines
Where: Gavilan College Theater at 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, CA 95020.
How: The deadline for entry is January 28, 2022. The entry fee is $20 for the piano competition, and $20 for the music festival. For applications, please visit www.gavilan.edu/academic/music/piano_comp.php.
Please mail applications and fees to:
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy CA, 95020
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why: The competition is named after Marian Filice. Mrs. Filice was an active member in our community. She taught piano privately and was a huge supporter of the arts. Her passion for the piano inspired generations. The Gavilan College Music Program hopes that the competition will inspire young musicians in the community and encourage them to strive for musical excellence.