Janice Kay Hodges Contemporary Piano Competition

Dancing at the Piano

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Presented by The University of Texas at San Antonio & The San Antonio Music Teachers Association

Deadline: January 5th, 2018

Entry Fee: $30 per student

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Any piano student from grades four through twelve who is a Texas resident or studies with a Texas-resident teacher. Teachers are not required to be a member of a music teachers’ organization to enter students.

Grade 4:

A. Robert Starer, “Shades of Blue” from Sketches in Color, Set One (Hal Leonard)
B. Vincent Persichetti, No. 2 “Capriccio” and No. 8 “Fanfare” from Little Piano Book, Op. 60 (Presser)
C. Henry Cowell, The Irishman Dances (Carl Fischer)

Grade 5:

A. Evelien Vis, “60’s Swing” from Swinging Rhythms (ABRSM Grade 5)
B. Vincent Persichetti, Sonatina No. 4, Op. 63, III. Moderato (Presser)
C. Seymour Bernstein, “Farewell Waltz” from Moodscapes (www.manducamusic.com)

Grade 6:

A. Claude Debussy, “La Petit Négre” (Alfred)
B. Vincent Persichetti, II. Strum and III. Pluck from Serenade No. 2 (Presser)
C. Octavio Pinto, “Ring Around the Rosy” from Scenas Infantis (Schirmer)

Grade 7:

A. Brian Bonsor, “Feelin’ Good” from Jazzy Piano 2 (Universal)
B. Vincent Persichetti, Sonatina No. 3, II. Brightly (Presser)
C. Norman Dello Joio, No. 6 “Russian Dancer” from Lyric Pieces for the Young (Marks))

Grade 8:

A. Stephen Chatman, “Sneaky” from Amusements 3 (Frederick Harris)
B. Vincent Persichetti, Sonatina No. 1, Op. 38, III. Briskly (Presser)
C. Dmitri Shostakovich, Op. 5, No. 1 from Three Fantastic Dances (Schirmer)

Grade 9:

A. George Gershwin, Prelude No. 1 (Alfred)
B. Vincent Persichetti, #10 “Dust in the sunlight, and memory in corners” from Poems for Piano,                                    Vol. 2, Op.5 (Presser)
C. Francis Poulenc, No. 12 “Hommage á Schubert” from 15 Improvisations (Salabert)

Grade 10:

A. Aaron Copland, Three Moods Nos. 2 & 3 (Boosey & Hawkes)
B. Vincent Persichetti, #2 “Soft is the collied night” and #1“Unroll the flicker’s rousing drum” from Poems for Piano, Vol. 1, Op. 4
C. Bela Bartok, No. 3 “Topogó (In One Spot)” & No. 6 “Maruntel (Quick Dance)”  from Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 56 (Alfred)

Grade 11:

A. Leonard Bernstein, Four Anniversaries – No. 2 For Johnny Mehegan & No. 4 For Helen Coates (Boosey)
B. Vincent Persichetti, Toccatina, Op. 142, No. 2, Grazioso (Presser)
C. Paul Hindemith, No. 5 “Dolce” from Dance Pieces, op. 19 (Schott)

Grade 12:

A. William Bolcom, “Old Adam Rag” from The Garden of Eden (Marks/Hal Leonard)
B. Vincent Persichetti, #13 “Listen, can you hear the antic melody of fear”, from Poems for Piano, Vol. 3, Op. 14 (Presser)
C. Samuel Barber, No. 1 “Un poco allegro (in a boogie-woogie style)” from Four Excursions, Op. 20 (Schirmer)