Deborah Kahan Competition
CONNECTICUT STATE MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
36th DEBORAH KAHAN COMPETITION
Sunday January 10th - YouTube application deadline
Sunday January 24th - Winners Announcement
Sunday January 31st @ 1:30 - Winners Zoom Concert
Piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, soloists, duo, or any combination of piano and strings. Students must be between the ages of 6 and 18.
Two contrasting pieces in period and style from standard Classical repertoire.
Arrangements, transcriptions, abridgements, simplified versions, hymns, and popular folk songs are not permitted.
Length, Time Limit
Age 6-7 6 minutes
8-9 7 minutes
10-11 8 minutes
13-15 9 minutes
16-18 10 minutes
If an entrant’s repertoire exceeds the time limit, the judge will stop the performance without any penalty when the limit has been reached.
One teacher may enter up to 6 students. Applications are not accepted from parents.
Since the competition is online this year, please use a separate email for each student, containing the following:
1. Teacher's name, address, email address, phone number, student's name, age, date of birth, and repertoire (see forms below. Composers' first and last names, keys, opus numbers, movements, lengths of performance must all be included. )
2. Link to the student's Youtube posting ( please make these 'unlisted', do not upload them as 'made for kids') comprising two pieces performed consecutively. Please do not use Kids Youtube.
Please send on the same day as the application form is sent.
3. Mail photocopies of the music used by the applicant to be received by January 10th (please do not send .pdfs)
4. Proof of date of birth (a copy of passport or birth certificate)
Kumiko Imamura, 20 West Main Street C104, Norwalk, CT 06861
Sunday, January 10th (mailed material must arrive by the date, so plan accordingly)
CSMTAFC members... $40 per student, $30 per student in ensemble
Non members ….$50 per student, plus additional teacher entrance fee $60
Payable to CSMTA Fairfield Chapter.
One check should be written by the teacher to cover all his/her students.
If you prefer to use Zelle: email@example.com, Please send on the same day as the
application form is sent.
Fees are non-refundable
Winner will be announced by 11:59pm on January 24th by email.
After receiving parents' permission, we will send the link for the winners concert.
Please ask any questions to , or firstname.lastname@example.org