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February 2020 Recital

Norfolk (ODU) Center National Piano Guild Auditions

The National Piano Guild Auditions are tentatively scheduled this year at ODU for Chandler Recital Hall on June 10 - 12 from 9 am - 5:30 pm. This is the 17th year that ODU has sponsored its own center.

The guild was started in Austin, TX in 1929 by founder Irl Allison and is one of the largest non-profit organizations of piano teachers and students in the world. Its objectives are to provide a yearly goal and evaluation for both students and teachers in a positive, non-competitive environment. Students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities may play from 2-15 memorized pieces from memory or may use the music in a category called "Hobbyist." Scales and cadences of the keys of all pieces are required. Auditions are private with only the judge and student present. Students receive a certificate with their name hand-written in calligraphy, a pin, and a detailed evaluation.

Teachers must be a member of the guild for students to participate. Entry fees are collected by the teachers and sent to headquarters in March.