College to host Young Pianists Competition
PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College Central music department will host the third annual Young Pianists Competition on Saturday, March 28, an event open to any piano student in grades 7 through 12.
Winners in the middle school and high school categories are presented cash prizes, and will also be considered for scholarships from San Jacinto College. The contest entry deadline is March 16. The competition will be judged by San Jacinto College music faculty members.
Participation in the competition is open to anyone who is studying piano and can perform the required level of literature. Entrance fee for the contest is $20 and is limited to the first 40 entrants.
“In the past, we have had participants from as far away as Spring,” commented Dr. Martha Braswell, San Jacinto College music instructor who is also director of the competition. “The public cannot attend the competition, which is attended only by the judges and the contestants. However, there is an awards ceremony and concert at the conclusion of the contest where the top performers play their choice of two compositions for the public. This will occur around 2 p.m.”
The competition and subsequent ceremony will be held in the Jan Corbin Recital Hall of the Monte Blue Music Building on the Central campus. There is no admission charge for the awards ceremony or the concert that follow the restricted competition.
The competition will include two categories based on the age of the students. “We average about 25 students in the competition with a winner and one runner-up in each category,” remarked Braswell. “In addition, students who have a high recommendation but do not place in the top two categories in their age group are also recognized and perform in the concert.”
San Jacinto College offers a wide range of music degree options and private music lessons at all three campuses. San Jacinto College Central is located at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. The North campus is located at 5800 Uvalde Road in East Harris County. The South campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in the South Belt-Ellington Field area.
San Jacinto College serves more than 24,500 students in over 140 degrees and certificates in university transfer and technical programs. The College also serves the community through workforce training. Students come with various goals and aspirations and we are committed to their success. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150 or visit www.sanjac.edu.