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November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM$18
Written Music Theory / Aural Tests / Sight Reading
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019, 1-4 PM
BRIARCLIFF CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Entry fee $18/student
Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
If your students have not participated in the Musicianship Festival, we encourage you to give it a try. All teachers know that students should be well versed in the various aspects of music theory (note identification, note and rest values, rules of notation, musical terms and signs) and the ability to recognize these things aurally. Students should be able to translate theoretical information into reading and playing written music. Yet, in reality, music theory, ear training and sight reading frequently take a back seat during lesson time because, lets’s face it, learning to play music on an instrument is challenging enough!
The beauty of the Musicianship Festival is that it give teachers a tool to organize and focus students’ music theory studies. With sample exams and the syllabus posted online, teachers can confidently prepare students and easily work through the material at each lesson leading up to the festival.
In addition, your students will earn District 4 points toward a trophy. The higher a student’s score, the more points they earn. (Remember that all of District 4’s programs earn students points toward a trophy.)
Teachers as well as students are motivated by working toward a goal. Take advantage of this opportunity!
Please note that students are permitted to repeat levels as often as needed to master the material.
We have also added a sight reading component to the exam intended to help students see a connection between theoretical training and playing music. Additionally, we hope to assist students in their preparation with the NYSSMA sight reading requirements and are using the NYSSMA rubric in conjunction with the Musicianship syllabus to compile sight reading examples. This portion is extra credit only.
DATE AND LOCATION
The festival will be held on SUNDAY, November 3, 2019, 1:00 pm-4 pm, At the Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 South State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY, 10510.
Students are required to be present for the group aural test. Those times are listed below. Written and sight reading may be done before and/or after the aural tests.
Aural Test Times:
1:00 – 1:30 pm Primary and Level One
1:30 – 2:00 pm Level Two and Level Three
2:00 – 2:30 pm Level Four and Level Five
2:30-3:00 pm Level Six and Level Seven
Fees and Deadlines
Fee: $18 per student. Non-members must pay $50 for a participation fee for this event. Please submit your application(s) electronically by October 23, 2019. Applications received from October 24 to 28 will be charged an additional $5 late fee. No Applications will be accepted after October 28, 2019. Please consolidate your payment as one via PayPal and no parents signing up for the event or pay directly to the organization.
Please click here for a copy of the syllabus for each level. Please use the links for the written, aural and sight-reading examples below to view previous tests so you can help prepare your students:
Please contact Christine Johannsen for more info: (845) 628-7980 or chrisj.rage