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Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition and Music Festival

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Who: Piano students ranging from 5th - 12th grades can register to compete in the youth piano competition, while all other musicians can register to perform during the music festival.

What: The competition will consist of two divisions. The junior division will be open for students who are in grades 5-8. The senior division will be open for students who are in grades 9-12.

Junior Division: 5 to 15 minutes per performer

Senior Division: 10 to 15 minutes per performer

SELECTIONS: Contestants will be expected to have prepared two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire performed by memory (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Contemporary).


Grades 1st place 2nd place 3rd place

9 - 12 $500 $300 $200

5 - 8 $300 $200 $100

The winner will be invited to perform at the Gavilan College Bach to Blues Concert.

In addition to the awards listed above, a special award for local contestants will be handed out.

Grades 9-12 Grades 5-8

$250 $150

WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Competition: 10:00 AM
FREE Admission
Award Ceremony & Festival Concert: 3:00 PM
FREE Admission

WHERE: Gavilan College Theater at 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy 95020

HOW: The deadline for entry is January 26, 2018. The entry fee is $20 for the piano competition, and $15 for the music festival. For applications, please visit www.gavilan.edu/academic/music/piano_comp.php

Please mail applications and fees to:

Maria Amirkhanian
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy CA, 95020

For more information call (408) 848- 4796 or email mamirkhanian@gavilan.edu.

WHY: The competition is named after Marian Filice. Mrs. Filice was an active member in our community. She taught piano privately and was a huge supporter of the arts. Her passion for the piano inspired generations. The Gavilan College music department hopes that the competition will inspire young musicians in the community and encourage them to strive for musical excellence.

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5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard
Gilroy, CA 95020

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