FallFest

​Audition Details

FallFest will include both an in-person and online option for 2021


Entry Deadline: November 1, 2021 for both online and in-person registrations.
 

Live Event: FallFest will be held at  Lipscomb University on Saturday, November 13th, 2021. 

Teachers are responsible for notifying their students of the audition schedule.

If you have students participating in the in-person event, please be available to monitor a room.

Video Submission Deadline: November 13th, 2021
Results will be mailed to the teacher.
Students will submit their videos online. All videos will need to be uploaded to YouTube to be eligible for submission. See "Online Video Submission Instructions" below for more details.


Fee: $25 for all solo entries and $5 for each person in an ensemble.

**NEW** Teachers can pay online by adding the amount of registrations needed to their cart from our Registration Page and pay directly on our site!

 

Guidelines for Online & In-Person 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.

In-person Festival Requirements

1.  Students will perform 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 and a Judge’s Critique Sheet (to be completed by       teacher) to be eligible for participation. Chairman will e-mail the Critique sheet to the teacher prior to the event. *Please clearly indicate       on the music if it was legally downloaded from the internet.
 

3. Registration deadline is November 1, 2021. Fees are nonrefundable and the teacher must collect the fees and pay the registration fee online by visiting our Registration page and adding the amount of FallFest Registrations needed per student participating. 

Rules for Festival

Please refer to the section in the TMTA/MTNA Guidelines and Applications booklet “Rules Applicable to All Auditions.”

Eligibility

Students currently enrolled in school grades K-12 of any NAMTA or Guild teacher are eligible to enter. Adults are also eligible to participate.

Classifications

Piano Solo, Piano Duet, String Solo, and Ensemble

Ratings

An adjudicator will evaluate students and give a rating unless No Rating is highlighted on the bottom of the Judge’s Critique Sheet. Each student will receive a critique and a certificate for their participation.

Awards

Each student will receive a Certificate with or without a rating indicated, according to the wishes of the participant.

Performance Scheduling

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.

Performance Times

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- 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. Registration deadline is November 1, 2021. Fees are nonrefundable and the teacher must collect the fees and pay the registration fee online by visiting our Registration page and adding the amount of FallFest Registrations needed per student participating. 

4. Video submissions must be received by November 13, 2021 along with a pdf of the student's music.

Rules for Festival

Please refer to the section in the TMTA/MTNA Guidelines and Applications booklet “Rules Applicable to All Auditions.”

Eligibility

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.

Classifications

Piano Solo, Piano Duet, String Solo, and Ensemble

Ratings

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.

Awards

Each student will receive a Certificate with or without a rating indicated, according to the wishes of the participant.

Performance Times

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

  1. 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”.

  2. Select the file from your computer that you want to upload, then click upload.

  3. Under title, write the student's first name, initial of last name, and NAMTA FallFest 2020.

  4. Under description, write the titles of your pieces and the composers.

  5. Under Audience, select “No, it’s not made for kids”.

  6. Then click “Next” twice (bottom right corner) to advance to the “Visibility” screen.

  7. Select “Unlisted”.

  8. Click “Save”. Copy the link on the next window and paste the link into the Video Submission Form

     

Download Guidelines Here