WMTA REGIONAL KEYBOARD COMPETITION
WMTA Regional Keyboard Competition is the next level of advancement after the District event, for students who have chosen Regional Track in the opening round of District Auditions, and are in Grades 1-6. The goal of this competition is to challenge students to play the pieces they prepared for the District audition, and compete at a more polished and advanced level.
- Enter in the Regional Track at the District Auditions, the opening round
- Receive qualifying scores at the District Auditions (performance scores: 5-5-4 and theory 80% minimum).
- Pieces must comply with repertoire requirements, and not exceed time limits (see Flow Chart)
- Students in grades 1-3 may play for comments and points, but cannot advance to compete at the Regional competition
- Students in grades 4-6 will play for comments and points and compete
- Students may only compete in the region associated with their teacher’s district
ON COMPETITION DAY:
- Students will be grouped into levels based on their current school grade, and the number of entrants from each grade. Typically all 4th graders will compete together, all 5th graders, etc.
- If there is a very small number of entrants (1-2) in grades 4-6, they may be grouped with another adjacent grade level.
- Grades 7-12 will be judged separately, and in their own grade levels, no matter the numbers.
- Students MUST perform the compositions performed at the District level.
- An adjudicator will listen to all performers at that level, and declare a Winner, a Runner-Up (at the judge’s discretion), and Honorable Mentions
- The Winner has the opportunity to perform at a recital that afternoon.
- In the event that the Winner cannot perform, the Runner Up is invited to perform.
- Points = 15 pts/Winner + Medal and Certificate, 14 pts/Runner-Up + Medal and Certificate, 13 Pts. Honorable Mention + Certificate.
- Teachers entering 8 or more students must be prepared to work for the full day, at the location where their students compete.
- If a teacher does not work or has not provided a substitute, their student(s) will not be allowed to participate, and a $75 fine will be imposed.
- Teachers entering only 1 student, depending on need, may not be asked to work that year (many teachers enter only one student – some may be needed to help run the event successfully).
For information and guidelines on the Regional Competition, consult the WMTA Auditions Flow Chart, and the Regional Keyboard Competition tab on the WMTA website: Here.
Questions: contact Mary Anne Olvera –firstname.lastname@example.org
2024 REGIONAL KEYBOARD COMPETITION VENUES/DATES
Regional Keyboard competitions are held at three sites in WI (S Regional, NE Regional, NW Regional). Students may only compete in the region associated with their district (new this year), and may only change regions if they are entering a duet. (Duets are now included in V/I/E track – see more below)
All registrations must be postmarked by WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2024.
Registration fees are $30 for each student entered. Send check, made payable to
WMTA, along with the Fee Summary sheet, to:
Mary Anne Olvera
664 Louise Lane
Hudson, WI 54016
S REGIONAL KEYBOARD COMPETITION
May 12, 2024
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – WHITEWATER
Greenhill Center of the Arts
950 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190
NE REGIONAL KEYBOARD COMPETITION
Saturday, May 11, 2024
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – STEVENS POINT
Noel Fine Arts Center
1800 Portage St.
Stevens Point, WI
NW REGIONAL KEYBOARD COMPETITION
Saturday, May 11, 2024
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – EAU CLAIRE
Haas Fine Arts Center
121 Water St.
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Winners at grade levels 7-12 will have the option to advance to the State Keyboard Competition.
(New this year) – Where formerly students preparing duets entered the Keyboard track, they will now enter V/I/E track. Any questions regarding this, contact Opala Bilhorn, State V/I/E Chair, at email@example.com, or see State Vocal/Instrumental/Ensemble page on website.
Any questions or concerns about this event, contact: Mary Anne Olvera, NCTM firstname.lastname@example.org