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Music Fun Faire


The Greater Louisville Music Teachers Association cordially invites all piano and voice teachers, both members and non-members, to enter their students in the Music Fun Faire.

The Music Fun Faire is available to beginning to moderately advanced piano students from grades 1-8. Voice students must be in grades 5-8. Students are welcome to participate regardless of performance level within their age/grade category.
Students are grouped by age and school grade. Each student will play or sing two memorized pieces for an adjudicator. For pianists, no pop music or arrangements will be accepted. For singers, music can be chosen from folk song or art song repertoire. No pop music will be accepted. Performers will then receive written comments that provide both positive reinforcement and suggestions for improvement. In addition, students will attend several group sessions such as keyboard lab, movement class and drama games.


When & Where

Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Place: University of Louisville, School of Music
105 W Brandeis Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

1. Non-competitive environment for  students to play for an adjudicator
2. Multiple sessions and workshops given  by local presenters
3. Sessions are attended by students  grouped according to age (not playing  level) and include keyboard lab,  movement, creative music, and drama
4. Afternoon recital given by selected  participants
5. Qualifying Event for the State Honors Recital!

Not regarded as a competition, the Music Fun Faire is a motivating experience. Participants meet and interact with other music students and develop new friendships while they spend the morning in an enriching, musically educational setting. Music Fun Faire is a rewarding, informational and fun time for all.

Based on the student auditions, the adjudicators will select qualified students to perform in the State Honors Recital at the Kentucky Music Teachers Association State Conference. All the Music Fun Faire participants will have the opportunity to attend a short recital by the State Honors Recital selectees at the end of the morning’s activities.

Repertoire Guidelines

The Audition:
Students may perform solos, duets, and scales. Each student will receive comments, but not ratings. Students are expected to play 1 – 3 solos from memory. All solo music must be memorized and at least eight measures in length. (No arrangements, popular music or photocopies) Maximum time: 5 minutes.

Duets: Duets need not be memorized.

Scales: Scales are optional. Students may prepare 2 -4 scales, of which the judge will hear two. Cadence patterns are also optional and are chosen by the student’s teacher. Minor scales should be prepared in harmonic form. The teacher chooses one of the following scale formats, depending on individual student’s ability:
Five-finger patterns, hands separately
Five-finger patterns, hands together
One or two octaves, hands separately
One or two octaves, hands together (contrary)
One or two octaves, hands together (parallel)
Each participating teacher must work during the workshop and, in addition, must provide one volunteer name for every three entries [i.e., 4 entries = teacher plus 2 volunteer names]

Enrichment activities include:
Keyboard Lab, Vocal/Movement, and Theory Interactive Games. There is a mini-recital at the end featuring selected students.


Teachers Registration (Member): FREE
Teachers Registration (Non-Member): $50
Students: $30 each
Please note: If you are entering a student in both piano and vocal adjudication, there is an addition $5 fee.

Please use the button below to register all entrants and teachers. Once the form is submitted, return to this page in order to pay by using the PayPal link below. If you are not a GLMTA member, select the appropriate teacher payment option and click "Add to Cart". Return to this page and select the appropriate student payment option. On the PayPal page, change the "quantity" category to reflect the number of students you are entering.
Please note: If you are a GLMTA member, there is no teacher fee.