Sunday, December 13th, 2020


Due to covid this the 2020 Festival will be held online























1. The goal of this festival is to provide recognition to talented and motivated students who can prepare for an evaluated audition, and who are confident enough to perform in public. It is open to students of voice, piano and all other instruments. 


2. Students who intend to participate in CSMTA's Deborah Kahan Competition in January of 2021 are NOT eligible to perform in this event.


3.  Four levels of Awards will be given:  Gold ribbon (1st), Blue ribbon (2nd), and Red ribbon (3rd), and Participant (certificate).


4. For non-members, there is a one-time registration fee of $30 to participate.  (This fee is the same regardless of how many students a teacher enters.)


5. The application fee is $20 per student of CSMTA Fairfield Chapter teachers, $30 for students of non-members.  Each teacher may enter a maximum of 7 students.  There is not an application form to duplicate;  instead, please copy, paste, and fill in the list of items at the bottom of this document.  If you would prefer to print the list out and send it in normal mail, please send to the address listed below.


6. If you are paying by check, all  fees should be combined into one check from the teacher, made payable to Fairfield Chapter, CSMTA (Memo: 2020 Chapter Festival).  Please note: no checks may be sent directly by parents!  For each studio, there should be one check only, from the teacher.  If you are using Zelle: fairfieldcountymusicteachers@gmail.com


7. Selections to be performed must be memorized.  Students may perform one piece or a collection of pieces, but the total duration of any performance must fall within the following time limits. If a performance exceeds the stated time limit, there will be no penalty, but the judge may not listen to the overtime part of the performance.

  The three age categories and their time limits are as follows:

       a) age up to 9:  4 minutes

       b) age 10-12:  7 minutes 

       c) age 13 and up:  8 minutes


8.  Please arrange to have pianos in the best tune possible, and to make the recordings of the highest quality you can manage, so that the judge can hear clearly.  Electric keyboards  are acceptable.  Students should dress and comport themselves as they would for a live performance.


9. Applications sent via regular mail must be postmarked on or before November 30, 2020.   Email applications must be received by December 6.  Please fill out the information on the application form and send it to Andrew Gordon either via email to andrewmgordon@optonline.net, or via regular mail to 23 Sullivan Drive, Redding, CT, 06896.


10.  Performances will be in video format, and should be uploaded to Youtube as unlisted videos set to "no, this is not made for kids", with links sent to Andrew Gordon at andrewmgordon@optonline.net by December 6, 2020.  Videos and applications can be mailed separately, as long as all components arrive by their respective deadlines.


11.  Please also attach to your application a pdf of the copy of the music used by the student for the judge to use in their deliberation.

Participant information



Teacher Address: 

Teacher phone: 

Teacher email: 

Student name:

Student age and birth date: 

Name of piece #1:



Name of piece #2:



Name of piece #3:




Youtube link (if already uploaded):


Please remember to attach pdfs of the score(s) used by the student.


If you do not have a Youtube link yet, please email it by December 6 to Andrew Gordon at  andrewmgordon@optonline.net.