North Dekalb MTA Sonatina/Sonata Competition Wrap-up
Home > Tickling the Ivories Blog > North Dekalb MTA Sonatina/Sonata Competition Wrap-up

Tickling the Ivories Blog

North Dekalb MTA Sonatina/Sonata Competition Wrap-up
By Sam Bennett
10/18/2009 10:12:00 PM
This afternoon, PianoWorks hosted the Winners Recital from the North Dekalb Rachel Howard Sonatina/Sonata Competion.  Yesterday we hosted the actual competition...272 contestants, 6 judges, over 20 volunteer piano teachers as organizers and many supporting parents and family members steadily came from 8 am to 7 pm.  Here's a big round of applause for the hard work of all the competitors and the many devoted teachers.  Thank you to the volunteers and supporting families.

The overall turnout was great, surprising even.  This is the third installment of this biannual event, and the event grew almost 60% from two years ago.  This was a good competition as well.  Top prize for the advanced group was $400 of the appoximately $3,000 in total awards.  In the spirit of the day, PianoWorks added a drawing for $350 worth of door prizes.

North Dekalb Music Teachers Association did a great job of stretching the small entry fee.  Other than the cost of the judges and supplies (awards, signs, applications, etc.) they kept the organizing costs down.  PianoWorks provided the facilities, 6 judging rooms, 4 freshly tuned grand pianos and 2 upright pianos and a few warm-up instruments + registration & waiting areas.  In addition to our staff, the piano teachers came through with at least 10 teachers "on duty" at all times.  This allowed the judges to award about 75% of the budget in prize money.  Make no mistake, the checks awarded helped motivate the competitors as evidenced by the proud smiles on the winners' faces.

I witnessed many performances this weekend, and these kids worked hard at their music.  I find this wonderful and reassuring to see these values passed on. 


Currently rated 0 by 0 people

Tags: N/A
Categories: N/A
Bookmark and Share


No Comments have been submitted.

Include comments
Tag Cloud
Adjustable Piano Bench Artist Bench Bechstein Bosendorfer Bösendorfer BVK Casio Charles Walter Dekra ISO 9001: 2008 Digital Pianos Duet Bench Estonia Estonia Piano Green piano lamps Grotrian Grotrian Piano Factory Grotrian Pianos Grotrian-Steinweg Hailun Hailun Pianos Hidrau Model House of Troy how to buy a piano Hydraulic Piano Bench Indrek Laul Knabe Made in Europe Made in Germany Mason & Hamlin music educators NAMM Piano Dealers Piano Insurance piano lamps piano moving Piano Restoration Piano Videos player pianos Pneumatic Piano Bench PTG QRS Roland Samick Schimmel Seiler Social Media Starter Piano Starter pianos Steinway Story & Clark upright pianos Used Kawai Pianos Used Yamaha Pianos Valentina Lisitsa Yamaha Yamaha Pianos YouTube
Recent Posts
Seiler Concert Grand chosen for Atlanta Music Festival Special Event
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 1 / 1
Colette Keogh wins HM hydraulic piano bench in GMTA raffle
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
August 1st Arrives: Piano Teachers Line up for Spring Recital Bookings
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Grotrian Piano Company receives Quality Certificate
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Local Piano Teacher Wins HM Hydraulic Artist Bench in Raffle
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Red Clay Music Foundry Grand Opening
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Hidrau Model names PianoWorks as a US Distributor for Hydraulic Piano Benches
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Samick Music Corp. CEO Baik Lee visits PianoWorks, now a Seiler Gallery Dealer
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 5 / 2
Great Selection Of Grand Pianos ~7' Size Class
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Bösendorfer Imperial Makes The Long Journey Home
  Comments: 0
  Rating: 0 / 0
Recent Comments
Virtual Tour: Google Maps goes inside PianoWorks (1)
Rob Glass wrote: Wonderful way to see your size, inventory and the ... [More]
Retire Spinet Pianos: Good starter pianos and Bad starter pianos (10)
David Estey, Registered Piano Technician wrote: Not all spinets are created equal, and therefore c... [More]
Retire Spinet Pianos: Good starter pianos and Bad starter pianos (10)
Sam Bennett wrote: Dear Piano Teacher: historically speaking, spinet... [More]
Retire Spinet Pianos: Good starter pianos and Bad starter pianos (10)
Piano Teacher wrote: Many inexpensive (less then $2,000.00) pianos buil... [More]
Visit to SMC and the Knabe Assembly Line (2)
Jim Patrone wrote: I've owned Samick-made pianos over the last 30+ ye... [More]
Do I Need Piano Insurance? Guidance For Piano Owners (1)
Boston Moving Companies wrote: That's why it is really important to hire a moving... [More]
Retire Spinet Pianos: Good starter pianos and Bad starter pianos (10)
Brustvergrößerung wrote: I really like your website because you gave me abo... [More]
"Green" Piano Lamps: How California's Title 20 will affect us. (3)
stocks wrote: This is a delicate topic but you did a good job on... [More]
Bosendorfer Selection: Take a Trip to Vienna! (1)
Ray wrote: Nice !!

Thanks, guys- great seeing you last... [More]
"Green" Piano Lamps: How California's Title 20 will affect us. (3)
old fashioned lightbulbs banned wrote: I'm not really an expert on this. But I want to ap... [More]
 November (1)
Glen Sloan (1)
Hailun USA (1)
Jeannette Hughes (1)
Jennifer Gibson (9)
Mindy Dawn (2)
Sam Bennett (63)
Concerts (7)
PianoWorks in the Community (8)
Products and Brands (8)
PianoWorks Piano Pick of the Month (1)
Blog Roll