State Recital Competition

The purpose of the State Recital Competition is to select a student to represent the Gig Harbor Chapter of WSMTA at the annual State Conference Honors Recital (June 20-23, 2018, Vancouver, WA).

COMPETITION DATE:  Tentative: Monday, Apr 2, 2018
TIME:  7:00 pm
LOCATION:  Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
JUDGE:  TBD (see bio below)
COST:  $15 per student (non-refundable)
CONTACT:  Kimberley Joe

Teachers, please submit the following information to Kimberley by TBD:
Include a non-refundable $15 fee per student. (Collect the fees from your students and then make one check payable to GH-WSMTA.)

Requirements for participating in the State Recital Competition:
1. Each student performs one piece (no time limit, but the winner is limited to 5 minutes at the State Honors Recital)
2. Must be age 19 or younger (on the day of the competition)
3. Must have participated in the Music Artistry Program Level 4 or above
4. Must have performed 2 pieces from memory at the MAP
5. Piece played for the competition does not have to be played at the educational MAP. However, the piece that is selected at the State Recital Competition is to be the one played in the WSMTA Conference Recital.

Judge's Bio
Coming soon...

2016 Competition Results
Congratulations to all 11 students who played so well in this year's event. The representative to the State Honors Recital is Rachel King ("From A Wandering Iceberg," Op. 55, by MacDowell) (teacher: Chris Rogers). Alternate: Eric Van Winkle ("Drei Klavierstucke," No. 1, by Schubert) (teacher: Ron Bechtel). Honorable mentions were given to Erica Walstead ("Bruyeres," by Debussy) (teacher: Linda Long), Chris Jendrey ("Fantasie-Impromptu," Posthumous, Op. 66, by Chopin) (teacher: Chris Rogers) and Grace Asa ("Mazurka in B-flat Major," No. 2, by Godard) (teacher: Chris Rogers).