Making the Most of Piano Competition Judging


by Nancy L. Ostromencki and John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.
Rio Rancho, NM USA

iano competition participation can be an integral part of a student's musical growth and tremendously valuable for teachers in evaluating his progress and needs for remedial work. Anyone who has considered being a participant in a competition, whether judge, teacher, or student, should realize the potential value - and pitfalls of misinterpretation - of the written comments made by the judges.   This brief article will give some tips on competition judging - how to do it properly and how to use it to the best advantage of the student. We hope that our comments will both encourage more teachers and students to participate in competitions and help improve the competition experience for everyone concerned.


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