Courtesy of Gavilan College:
Piano students ranging from 5th – 12th grades will compete in a youth piano competition March 1 at the Gavilan College Theatre, while other musicians will perform during the music festival as well.
The competition will consist of two divisions. The junior division will be for students who are in grades 5-8. The senior division will be for students who are in grades 9-12.
Gavilan released the following on the event:
Junior Division: 5 to 15 minutes per performer
Senior Division: 10 to 15 minutes per performer
SELECTIONS: Contestants will be expected to have prepared two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire performed by memory (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Contemporary).
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 1, 2020
Competition: 10:00 AM
Award Ceremony & Festival Concert: 3:00 PM
WHERE: Gavilan College Theater at 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy 95020
HOW: Free admission to enjoy the musical performances during the competition and the music festival.
For more information call (408) 848- 4796 or 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 department hopes that the competition will inspire young musicians in the community and encourage them to strive for musical excellence.