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October 31, 2005

Piano students can win cash prizes in the First Annual Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition

WHO: Piano students, ages eight to eighteen years old.

WHAT: Are invited to participate in the First Annual Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition at Gavilan College. There will be three age divisions: Division One: 8 years to 10 years old, Division Two: 11-13 years old, and Division Three: 14 - 18 years old. Three cash prizes will be awarded for each Division: Division One: $200 $100, $50, Division Two: $300, $200, $100, and Division Three: $500, $300, $200

Each contestant should prepare two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire including Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary time periods. Memorization is required and one original copy of the music must be supplied for the judges on the day of the competition

WHEN: The competition will be held January 14, 2006. Contestants will be given a designated time to play. 10 minutes per performer will be allocated for Division One and 15 minutes per performer will be allocated for Divisions Two and Three. At the conclusion of all auditions, finalists will be named and will compete during the evening portion of the competition.

WHERE: Gavilan College Theater, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy

WHY: The competition is named for 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 department hopes that the competition will inspire young musicians in the community and encourage them to strive for musical excellence, as well as building awareness of the music program at Gavilan College.

HOW: The deadline for entry is December 15, 2005. Application forms are available online at The entry fee is $25
Please send application forms and fees to: Albert Marques, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. Gilroy Ca, 95020

For more information call (408)848-4794 or email


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