to the 2013 Rockville Competition
for Piano and Strings Website!
We hope that the information contained within this website will answer many of your questions concerning our piano and strings competition. Our goal is to provide you with the information you seek, to enable everyone to have an enjoyable, stress-free and successfull event.
Best wishes for all your musical accomplishments!
about the Competition
Elementary Division - School Grades: 1-4, Time Limit: 5 minutes.
Intermediate Division - School Grades: 5-8, Time Limit: 8 minutes.
Advanced Division - School Grades 9-12, Time Limit 12 minutes.
Adult Division - Age 19+(includes collegiate), Time Limit 10 minutes.
Location: Montgomery College - Music Building 51 Mannakee Street Rockville, MD 20850
Contact: Dr. Deborah Brown, Chair
Entry Application Deadline: March 21st, 2013
Competition Date: Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Winners recital: Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 7:30 pm. The winners recital will take place at Montgomery College, Music Bldg., Recital Hall.
Judges: The judges, along with their biographies, will be posted shortly.
Please note the following:
Accompanists are not provided for the competition for string players. TEACHERS ONLY will receive notification of competition performance times approximately 2 weeks prior to competition. Teachers of students selected to perform in Winners’ Concert will be notified in a timely manner.
Competitive sections of each division require 2 contrasting memorized pieces.
Non-competitive sections of each division require 2 contrasting pieces, but memorization is not required. Written evaluations for all students, competitive and non-competitive, will be sent to teachers. Strings may perform with or without accompanists. The competition does not furnish accompanists.
Application fee per student per event: $20 when applying on-line or $21 when applying through mail (all fees nonrefundable).
All checks must be drawn on teacher’s account and made out to “NPSM.”
All parent checks will be returned and student will not be registered.
Students may play in more than one category. For example, a student may perform in both competitive and non-competitive divisions or may play in both a piano AND string event.
Individual times will be assigned to each individual student and will be mailed to teachers approximately 2 weeks before competition.
Performance Time Schedule (click here to view)
Work requirement for teachers: NONE!!!
Teachers may accompany string students. Please do not have students contact us directly. Only questions from teachers will be answered.
Competition Information and Results will be posted on this website in a timely manner so please check back daily.
If you choose to mail application and payment, instead of using our on-line entry/payment form) a one dollar administration fee is required for EACH ENTRY mailed ($21.00 per student). Please mail applications to:
Rockville Competition, 966 Hungerford Dr., #27, Rockville, MD 20850
** For your convenience an option to utilize the Online Entry Form (for Teachers to use only) has been available since 2012. The entry fees may also be paid on-line. Please go to our Forms Page to fill out the online entry form. **
Review/Print a copy of the entry form