This is an event for piano solo performance that features non-competitive and competitive divisions. The non-competitive division is open to students of all ages and abilities and will be adjudicated with comments and a rating scale. The competitors are grouped according to grade level and require a high level of preparation and performance. All solo performances are from memory. Ensemble (4H or 6H) may be by memory or may use music. Attire for the festival is performance attire or attire suitable to a jazz musician, the title of jazz composition. The second attire choice may offer a student more creativity and festivity. The Jazz chair has some repertoire listed on excel and the judges’ instructions outline what the Jazz Festival is listening in terms of performance. Please contact the Chair if you need copies of these documents.
|DATE:||February 23, 2024|
|LOCATION:||Kawai Piano Gallery – 5800 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057|
|FEES:||$30 for non-competitive; $30 for competitive;
Pay for your student’s registration:
|DEADLINES:||Estimate December 6th, 2023. Checks postmarked January 21st, 2024, or by Zelle by January 21st, 2024. Registration is due per the website also on January 21st, 2024.|
|TEACHER REQUIREMENT:||Teachers will be asked to assist at this event. Teachers who are unable to fulfill their work requirements for any reason must provide advance notice to the chair ahead of the event, and pay one of the following applicable fees:
$150 with at least one week’s notice or $175 with less than one week’s notice, or no notice.
Teachers who are unable to work due to an emergency must notify the chair immediately, the fee may be waived with the approval of the chair and the president.
|REQUIRED REPERTOIRE:||For both divisions, participants must perform one jazz, rap, blues, or boogie-woogie work of his/her choice. A student may enter only one division.|
|REGISTRATION:||Go to the teacher dashboard to register online. Checks postmarked February 1, 2023, or delivered to Jazz Chair at February meeting or by Zelle by Feb. 1, 2023. Registration is due per the website also on February 1, 2023.. Late entries will not be accepted.|
Step One: Go to Dashboard (scroll to the bottom of this webpage) and complete the entry form by February 1, 2023. The entry form will look like this under a table/column format:
|Teacher Name||C/N||Student Name 9 Last, First) Alphabetized by Level||Grade||Title of Piece||Composer||Selection 2: Composer||* Link to Google Drive Folder|