The David Karp Piano Festival is held each year by the Piano Division of Kilgore College. It is an opportunity for all area piano students to prepare and perform for formal adjudication. This year's 2018 Festival is scheduled for auditions from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th, 2018, in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Building. Selected students will perform in a recital at 2:00 p.m. in the Van Cliburn Auditorium.
A list of selected repertoire for the Festival may be found at Mundt Music in Longview or Tyler or on the Kilgore College website. Students may enter in only one solo category: Division I, II, or III. Soloists may also enter in the Duet Division IV. Required pieces will be performed from memory (excluding duets). An original copy of the music must be provided for the judge. Copied music will not be allowed. Each student will receive an adjudication sheet with a rating and a ribbon. Preliminary judges will select finalists from each division who will perform in a recital on Saturday afternoon in the Van Cliburn Auditorium. At the recital, Dr. Karp will award trophies to first, second, and third place winners in each division. He will also be available to autograph music after the recital.
Each student entering the Festival must send the following information on a 3 x 5 index card: name, age, telephone number, teacher’s name and mailing address, division entering, and title of composition. A non-refundable entry fee of $20 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope must accompany each index card. Failure to send in an index card for each student will result in disqualification of the student. Entries must be postmarked no later than March 23rd, 2018. Checks should be made payable to Kilgore College Piano Club. Inquiries and entries should be addressed to Jonathan Kaan, Department of Music & Dance, Kilgore College, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, Texas 75662-3204.
For more information, please contact Jonathan Kaan.
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