We are excited to announce PTF’s first-ever Composer Showcase, taking place this Spring 2021.


The 2021 Composer Showcase will feature videos of PTF students performing their original piano compositions. The theme for the submissions, based on the Festival theme, will be Oh, the Places You’ll Go.  The piano compositions may be a piano solo, duet, duo, a song with sung lyrics; or, compositions that include another instrument(s).  Students will receive written, constructive feedback from a judge. 


Students who can read will notate their music and submit their score by either handwriting their score or using a notation software (Noteflight and Finale Notepad have free versions); students who are non-readers (or beginners) will express their composition in their own way, even if it is not in standard notation (for example: a graph/chart, or a drawing of the sections of their piece).


All students will receive certificates of participation and ribbons.  Outstanding compositions, selected by the judge(s), will be featured in an online program, similar to the Festival honors recital, called the Composer Showcase.  The Composer Showcase will be its own event featuring the blue-ribbon original compositions.


The schedule for the Composer Showcase:


  • online registration deadline = Mon., Mar. 1, 2021

  • video submission deadline = Sun., Mar. 21, 2021

  • video broadcast = Sun., April 11, 2021, late afternoon, exact time tbd


Registration is online here: https://form.jotform.com/203616035041139


The entry fee is $25 for those students who are participating in the Spring Festival, and $35 who are not participating in the Spring Festival.


We hope you will consider submitting student compositions for this inaugural PTF event!

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