Audition: All submissions and adjudication will occur through an online platform for the 2020 event. Please review the new 2020 guidelines before submitting your registration.
Entry Deadline: October 31st, 2020
Video Submission Deadline: November 14th, 2020
Please use the "Submit" button to submit your video links for FallFest. All videos will need to bu uploaded to YouTube to be eligible for submission. See "Online Video Submission Instructions" below for more details.
Results will be available by PDF on November 21st, 2020
Teachers are responsible for notifying their students of the audition schedule.
Fee: $15 for all solo entries and $5 for each person in an ensemble. Teachers can pay online by visiting Google Pay and entering the user name firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and event in the memo area.
Or, teachers can write one check made payable to “NAMTA” with the memo "FallFest". Send the check to NAMTA Treasurer:
442 Bluff Dr.
Guidelines for Online Registration and General Information
FallFest is an opportunity for area students to submit a recorded performance of one or two memorized pieces in a non-competitive setting. Each student will receive a pdf critique and teachers may print out a certificate of participation from the template provided. Ratings are optional. FallFest is held annually for pianists and string players. Funds from this event support quality programs and workshops for NAMTA. There are no repertoire requirements.
1. Students will submit a video recording of their performance of one memorized solo or one duet (memory optional). One piece is preferred, but students may play two pieces if the total playing time is under the guideline of four or eight minutes. Students may enter both a solo and an ensemble.
2. All students must have an ORIGINAL* copy of their music with the measures numbered. A PDF will need to be created and uploaded at the time of video submission.
3. Fees are nonrefundable and the teacher must collect the fees and send ONE check written to NAMTA or pay via google pay.
Rules for Festival
Please refer to the section in the TMTA/MTNA Guidelines and Applications booklet “Rules Applicable to All Auditions.”
Pianists and string instrument players currently enrolled in school grades K-12 of any NAMTA or Guild teacher are eligible to enter. Adults are also eligible to participate.
Piano Solo, Piano Duet, String Solo, and Ensemble
An adjudicator will evaluate students and give a rating unless “No Rating” is selected when submitting video and score. Each student will receive a pdf of the critique and a certificate for their participation.
Each student will receive a Certificate with or without a rating indicated, according to the wishes of the participant.
The schedule for performance of students will be mailed or emailed to each teacher. Please limit changes to the schedule, if possible. ALL changes must be turned into the Scheduling Chairman two weeks before the Festival.
Time limits are four minutes for K-5 and eight minutes for grades 6-12. One piece is preferred, but students may play two pieces if the total playing time is under the guideline of four or eight minutes.
Application and Late Registration Fees
Any forms turned in after the deadline will incur a $5 late fee, to be paid by the teacher.
Online Video Submission Instructions:
1. Auditions should be filmed using the highest quality audio and video recording equipment possible. Consider using a tripod for steady footage.
Pianists: Camera should be placed to the right side of the piano (left if necessary). Both hands and entire length of body should be visible; if not using the pedal, waist up is acceptable.
String Players: Entire length of body should be visible in video, but if not possible, waist up. Please make sure both left and right hands are visible.
2. If you haven't already, you'll need to create an account on YouTube. By default, online video submissions are public and generally accessible through search results. You may wish to restrict who can view your audition recording, but you need to make sure we are able to access the video by making the video setting "unlisted" and submitting the share link in the registration form.
3. Follow these instructions: View Video Tutorial Here
Sign in to YouTube, and click on the camera icon with a plus in it on the top right corner of the screen, then click “Upload Video”.
Select the file from your computer that you want to upload, then click upload.
Under title, write the student's first name, initial of last name, and NAMTA FallFest 2020.
Under description, write the titles of your pieces and the composers.
Under Audience, select “No, it’s not made for kids”.
Then click “Next” twice (bottom right corner) to advance to the “Visibility” screen.
Click “Save”. Copy the link on the next window and paste the link into the Video Submission Form