The Kilgore College Bach Festival is held each year to allow piano students the opportunity for formal adjudication of an original composition by Johann Sebastian Bach, who was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. This year’s piano festival will be held on Saturday, February 28th, 2015, at the Kilgore College campus. The student auditions will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Building. Outstanding piano students will be chosen to perform in the Bach Piano Festival’s Performers’ Concert at 7:00 p.m., in the Van Cliburn Auditorium. The winners' names will be posted Saturday afternoon, following the piano auditions.
Any original composition, excluding concerti written by J.S. Bach is acceptable to perform for the festival. All piano music compositions that the students choose to play at the festival must be completely memorized prior to the contest. Each student will be required to bring an original copy of the music for the judge to use. Photo copies of the music will not be permitted. Each student participant will receive a written critique and a certificate of participation. Those who are selected to play in the Saturday night concert will also be awarded a trophy for their outstanding accomplishments.
Each student who plans on entering the piano festival needs to send the following information on a 3 x 5 index card: their name, age, telephone number, mailing address, their piano teacher’s name and the name of the composition they will be playing. A non-refundable entry fee of $18.00 along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope must be included with each index card entry. All entries must be postmarked no later than February 13th, 2015. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Kilgore College Piano Club. All entries, including any inquiries, need to be addressed to Sandra Siler, Department of Music, Kilgore College, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, Texas, 75662-3204. Phone Number: 903-983-8120.
In the meantime, I invite everyone to watch an excerpt below of a talented young piano student, named Jerry, performing at the Kilgore College Bach Festival several years ago.
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