Fall Festival

Student Programs

Fall Festival 2015: Celebrating Music of the Romantic Period

Sat. October 24, 2015 Piano Bell Cultural Events Center
MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe
Sun. October 25, 2015 Piano, Vocal, Strings, Adults (Afternoon only) Bell Cultural Events Center
MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe

Enrollment — Emily Yeh, kcmtafallfestival@gmail.com, 816-392-8667

The Fall Festival requires the performance of one memorized piece of literature for an adjudicator.  (Adults may use music.) This year Fall Festival will celebrate music of the Romantic Period (c. 1825 – c. 1910). Please check list of composers. Original Romantic music in method books will be allowed.  Transcriptions, abridgements, or arrangements will not be allowed for the piano entries. Email Emily Yeh regarding questions about a composer.

Each student must have his or her own original score. No photocopies will be allowed unless accompanied by written permission of the publisher. All photocopies need to have Release Form for copyright (check website). Downloaded music needs to have a copy of receipt attached to it.

Entrants have a time limit of five minutes. It is permissible to play two shorter pieces/movements as long as the five minute time limit is not exceeded.

Students will receive a ribbon, a certificate and a written evaluation with a rating. In addition, a student earns points toward a Fall Festival Award plaque engraved with his or her name and the year in which the award was received. A plaque is awarded each time twelve points are earned.

Rating Points Ribbon
Highest Honors 4 points Purple Ribbon
High Honors 3 points Blue Ribbon
Honors 2 points Red Ribbon
Honorable Mention 1 point White Ribbon

Non-refundable Fees:
$18 per student with no teacher fee for KCMTA members
$18 per student plus $20 teacher fee for members of MTNA
$18 per student plus $75 teacher with no MTNA membership

It is unlikely that special requests will be honored or changes in the schedule will be made after the schedule has been completed. Please notify Emily Yeh of any cancellations in writing or by e-mail.

All entries and checks must be postmarked by August 31, 2015. No late entries will be accepted.

Make one check payable to KCMTA for the number of students multiplied by $18.00 (plus teacher fee, if applicable) and mail it to Emily Yeh with the completed enrollment and volunteer forms. Enrollment is not complete until the fee is paid and teacher work form received. Packets will be distributed at the September meeting.

Emily Yeh NCTM
10914 Reeder St.
Overland Park, KS 66210


This year Fall Festival will be enrollment by email only. Instructions are below. If you have problems, please contact Emily for help.

Fall Festival Email Enrollment Instructions

Please read all instructions carefully before filling anything out. Print this page to more easily follow instructions as you use the Excel enrollment form.

1. Open the Fall Festival Email Enrollment Form (Excel spreadsheet).
If it says “Read only” at the top, you’ll need to go to the “Save As” command. When you save the spreadsheet, use the file name “Students of <your last name>, <your first initial>.” Example: “Students of Yeh, E.”
Gmail users: You can simplify by opening the whole thing as a Google spreadsheet.
Hotmail users: You can open in SkyDrive and use Excel Online.

2. Fill out the form. There are three examples on the form to help you.
GR: Student’s grade in school or Adult.
Instrument: Put P for piano, V for voice, and S for strings.

Student’s ID

Time: Your most accurate estimate of performance time.
Important: Please express time in base 10 decimals. For example, a piece that is 2 min. 15 seconds would be 2.25, because 15 seconds is a quarter of an hour. Two min. 30 seconds would be 2.5 and so on. It’s okay to round up or down a few seconds, if you need to. This allows me to quickly add performance time for each recital period.
Student’s first name
Student’s last name

Composer/Title: Preferred form is “Burgmuller: Arabesque, Op. 100, No.2.”

Teacher: <Your last name>, <first initial>
Example: “Yeh, E.”
Teacher’s ID

Special scheduling: Put the time your student can play.
Note: Siblings needing to pay together should be color coded, either by text color or highlight color of the names.

3. Save the completed Excel spreadsheet.

4. Now open the teacher work form. Save as “Work Form, <your last name>, <your first initial>.” Example: “Work Form, Yeh, E.”

5. Fill in your work preferences and save.

6. Prepare an email to Emily with the subject line “FF enrollment, <your last name>, <your first initial>.” Example: “FF Enrollment, Yeh, E.”

  • In the body, please put any times your student CAN play (i.e. Sun. before 1:00, Sat. morning; etc.).
  • Please note that because of the new venue, we may not stick to the policy of younger students all on Saturday and older ones all on Sunday, so be prepared to be flexible.
  • Then add your best contact phone number.

7. Attach the Excel sheet and the Teacher Work Form and send.

Your students will be enrolled when I have received the enrollment form, the teacher work form, and the check, which must go regular mail and be postmarked no later than Aug. 31, 2015.

Make the check payable to KCMTA and mail to:
Emily Yeh
10914 Reeder St.
Overland Park, KS 66210

Fall Festival Email Enrollment Form (Excel file)

Teacher Work Form (Word doc)

Romantic Composer List (Word doc)

Release Form (Word doc)