Fall Festival

Student Programs

Fall Festival 2019: Celebrating Music of the Romantic Period

Fall Festival 2020: Celebrating Music of the Contemporary Period

Fall Festival 2021: Celebrating Music of the Baroque Period

Fall Festival 2022: Celebrating Music of the Classical Period

Sat. October 12, 2019 Piano Bell Cultural Events Center
MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe
Sun. October 13, 2019 Piano, Vocal, Strings, Adults (Afternoon only) Bell Cultural Events Center
MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe

Enrollment — Lisa J. Wilson, hardy.party@hotmail.com, 913-481-4541

Fall Festival Student Requirements

  • Perform one memorized piece of period literature for an adjudicator (Adults may use music)

Baroque Composer List

Classical Composer List

Romantic Composer List

Contemporary Period (c.1900-present) Please use your judgement when selecting composers. Original music copyrighted after 1900 will be allowed. Transcriptions, abridgements, or arrangements will not be allowed for the piano entries. Email Lisa Wilson 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 a release form for copyright.

Release form

Downloaded music needs to have a copy of a receipt attached

  • 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

Participation in KCMTA Fall Festival requires Registration, Payment and a Studio Volunteer.

  • Online Registration and enrollment dates will be announced.
  •  PayPal option for online payment! (Checks still accepted. All checks should be made out to KCMTA)
  • Non-refundable Fees:
    $18 per student with no teacher fee for KCMTA members
    $18 per student plus $25 teacher fee for members of MTNA
    $18 per student plus $75 teacher with no MTNA membership
  • We will also accept registrations at the Fall Kick-Off Meeting, Saturday, September 9th. The information packets formerly distributed at the Kick-Off meeting will now come later via email, giving teachers a paperless option for studio communication.
  • Once the established schedule is emailed to you, every effort should be made to play at assigned time. The smallest of changes can cause the greatest confusion, resulting in comments and ratings on the wrong sheets, etc.
  • Option for Last Minute Changes: There will be an extra recital at the end of each half-day session (late morning, late afternoon) for students who are already registered but unable to make assigned times.

Registration procedure:

Find the Fall Festival site at http://kcmta.tenutoweb.com/

Login: kcmta + teacher code  (example:  kcmta5555)
Password: teacher last name in lower case letters (example: smith)

For teachers without a sign-in code or with students (transfers) who have performed in Fall Festival in the past but are NOT on the list of students, please contact David Tauscher at david@tauschermusic.com.

For teachers experiencing difficulty with signing in, please contact Lisa Wilson at hardy.party@hotmail.com or David Tauscher at david@tauschermusic.com for assistance.

STUDIO VOLUNTEER: The KCMTA Fall Festival is a teacher-staffed event. We need and appreciate every studio helping in some way.

  • Teachers will be emailed a signupgenious.com link of Shifts and Stations after September 22.
  • Please sign up for a position and timeslot that works best for you.
  • We also welcome responsible and dependable parents, college students and students seeking Community Service Hours.