The David Karp Piano Festival is hosted 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. The 2017 Festival will hold auditions from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1st 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.
David Karp, nationally known pianist, composer, educator, lecturer, and author, holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Colorado. Dr. Karp is professor of music and director the National Piano Teachers Institute at the Meadows School of the Arts. He teaches courses at Southern Methodist University in piano performance, composition, theory and aural skills, improvisation, and class piano techniques for the college teacher. His former students are now professionally engaged on college campuses through the United States. He has performed, lectured, and conducted workshops and seminars at many colleges and universities from Alaska to New Hampshire and as far away as Taiwan. In 1993, Dr. Karp was honored with the establishment of the David Karp Piano Festival, an annual event held at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas, in which over two hundred students perform and are judged on Karp compositions.
A list of selected repertoire for the Festival may be found at Mundt Music in Longview or Tyler, on the Kilgore College website or by clicking here. 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 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, piano teacher’s name and mailing address, division entering, and title of composition. A non-refundable entry fee of $18 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 17th, 2017. Checks should be made payable to Kilgore College Piano Club. Inquiries and entries should be addressed to Dr. Mary Heiden, Department of Music & Dance, Kilgore College, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, Texas 75662-3204. Phone: 903-983-8120.
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