Honors Festival Auditions:
Deadline for entry: Monday, January 11, 2021
Auditions: Saturday, January 30, 2021 – 8:30am to 4:00pm
Madison Christian Community Church, 7118 Old Sauk Rd., Madison

Honors Festival Recitals: TBA; will likely be an online recital compile from audition videos

The MAME Honors Festival is an opportunity for piano students to do a live, inperson audition to be recorded for possible inclusion in the Honors Festival Online Recital. These plans are subject to change due to the pandemic. Please refer to your November Nuances for more finalized information

Audition Requirements:

  1. Repertoire must be memorized and not exceed six (6) minutes (NEW!)
  2. Repertoire must be at level 6 or above as shown in Magrath’s Pianists’ Guide to Standard Performance and Teaching Literature. Teachers may also use as repertoire guidelines the WSMA Solo and Ensemble lists for A and B repertoire, as well as the Federation list for Medium Difficulty and above.

The festival is open to students currently in grades 5 through 12. Entrants have the
option for critique only, or critique with consideration for selection for the Festival
Recital. Entrants will receive a written critique and evaluation according to
accuracy, musicality, and performance ability; a limited number of those who
audition will be included in the Festival Recital

Auditions for all entrants will be held in person, masked, physically distanced, and video recorded by an accompanying adult. The piano keys and bench will be cleaned in between each entrant, with audition times spaced apart to allow for reduced physical contact. Adherence to Health and Safety Protocols issued by the hosting facility will be required of all entering the building. Guidelines for filming and submitting the audition will be provided to entrants. Video recordings will be provided to the adjudicator.

Participating teachers must be available to volunteer (or provide a substitute adult volunteer) on the audition day for not less than two hours. Students may not request special accommodations.

Fees for the audition are $25 per student for MAME members, $40 for non-MAME members. Entry forms will be published in November and December Nuances and must be postmarked no later than January 11, 2021. Only paper entry forms will be accepted. Please include one check with entry forms.

Adjudicator: Colleen Adent, Portland, Oregon

Colleen’s formal musical training began at the age of four, after the discovery that she had perfect pitch and the ability to play by ear. Having earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Biola University, she has continued her studies with Harold Gray, Lina Baranov, and Cathy Kautsky. She advanced to the quarterfinals in the Van Cliburn amateur competition. Colleen performs as a soloist with orchestras and chamber groups world-wide. Her sensitive and thoroughgoing insights as a teacher promise to give our students extraordinary adjudications. See www.colleenadent.com for more information.


Student Entry Form (NOT YET AVAILABLE)

Teacher Information Sheet (NOT YET AVAILABLE)

Please mail forms and check (by 1/11/21) to:
Jane Peckham
8520 Casper Road
Belleville, WI 53508

Jane Peckham & Mickey Lytle