Seven local piano pupils from the studio of Victoria B. Harris, have registered as candidates for membership in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians, sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers, Teacher Division of the American College of Musicians.
This group of pianists will perform in the National Piano-Playing Auditions, to be held at the Verde Valley Audition Center in Cottonwood and will strive for honors.
Members of the American College of Musicians will evaluate the students’ performances based upon their presentation of baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary works. Each student will perform in the presence of a professional adjudicator chosen by the national organization, who will examine their repertoire.
Throughout the U.S. and abroad, over 100,000 enthusiastic piano pupils will participate in the annual national piano-playing auditions which are held in over 880 music centers. Each entrant will be given a certificate, a gold, silver or bronze embossed pin, a report card, and a year’s membership in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians.
Established in 1919 by Irl Allison, the first auditions were held at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. The National Headquarters is maintained in Austin, Texas.
The names of the local entrants are: Jan Bartoli, Kaylee Boone, Daniel Cluff, Autumn Jeffers, Harrison Meidinger, Lauren Nossek and Linda Wiebe.