Multi-Piano Concert

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Multi-Piano Concert

KCMTA announces the 2019 Multi Piano Concerts. The concerts will be held at 2:00 and 4:00 on January 6, 2019 at the Bell Cultural Arts Center in Olathe, KS.  The theme is “On with the Show” and we are featuring music from Broadway and Hollywood.

Multi-Piano Overview Video
Produced in collaboration with the CAPS Filmmaking Studio and the Blue Valley School District

Dates: Rehearsals: Dec. 15, 2018 and Jan. 5, 2019
Concert: Jan. 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Registration: July 1 – September 30, 2018
Times: Rehearsal Dec. 15, 2018
Rehearsal Jan. 5, 2019
Fee: $20 per person
Locations: Rehearsal Dec. 15: Shining Light Music, Lee’s Summit, MO
Rehearsal Jan. 5:Bell Cultural Events Center
Concerts Jan. 6: Bell Cultural Events Center
Chair: Deana Haines,

Status update

Here are some important updates for the upcoming Multi-Piano Concert.
1) The book, “Irving Berlin for Two” is now permanently out of print. This happened after we began enrolling students and practicing the piece. I have communicated with Hal Leonard and others and we are able to use copies of the pieces since they are no longer in print in book, or single sheet format. If you would like to participate in this set, contact Deana, and she will provide copies for you. If you must use copies during the performance, we are asking that you place in a black notebook. This is highly unusual and copies may NOT be used for other pieces.
2) Rhapsody in Blue: Joyce Berg will play the cadenza at the beginning and other performers will join the piece at conductor’s instruction.
3) “I Get Around” no repeats
4) “Linus & Lucy”, leave out the first repeat, but do the DS al Coda.
5) “Medallion Call”  tempo change to quarter = 100
6) The following pianos are full at 2PM:
    You’ve Got a Friend in Me
    Linus & Lucy
    Hedwig’s Theme
    Arabian Nights
    New York, New York (1 piano remaining last week)
    Black Pearl/Medallion Call (1 piano remaining last week)
7) The following pianos are full at 4PM
     You’ve Got a Friend in Me
      Chiquita Banana
      Hedwig’s Theme
      Arabian Nights
      New York, New York (1 piano remaining last week)
Thank you for participating in this year’s Multi-Piano!

The Multi-Piano Concert is a unique performance opportunity for students of KCMTA members. The event features 28 performers on 14 grand pianos simultaneously playing duet repertoire under the direction of a conductor. The concerts, which originated in 1993, have grown from 200 participating students to over 550 performers.

Eligibility and Fees: KCMTA teachers, their students and the families of the students are encouraged to participate. A participation fee of $20.00 per person, whether student or family member, is due at the time of enrollment. Teachers who are not a member of KCMTA are required to submit a $75.00 entry fee. There is no entry fee for KCMTA members with fully paid dues.

Enrolled students MUST be able to do the following:

  • Students must be a minimum of 6 years old at the time of enrollment to participate in the concerts. Students performing at the elementary level must be paired with an advanced student or adult.
  • KCMTA strongly recommends enrolling students at their present ability level or slightly below – please do not “stretch” your students.
  • In the event a piece does not have sufficient enrollment, it will be removed from one concert.
  • Enrollments will not be processed until a completed enrollment form, teacher work form and payment have been received. Enrolling in the concert denotes the performer and teacher have agreed to the performer guidelines.
  • Enrollment fees will not be refunded once an enrollment has been processed.
  • In order for this event to be a success, all participating teachers must help. The number of shifts you are assigned will be proportionate to the number of students your have enrolled. Those with 10 or more students should plan on working two shifts.  Ideally, these shifts will not overlap times you are performing.

Rehearsals: Performers must attend two mandatory rehearsals prior to the concerts. Performers are only required to be present at rehearsals during the time when their selection(s) are being rehearsed. Rehearsals will be December 15, 2018 at Shining Light Music and January 5, 2019 at Bell Cultural Arts Center.

The following stores have been provided the repertoire information:

  • Luyben Music, 4318 Main, KCMO
  • Shining Light Music, 129 SE 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit
  • REW, 12842 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa
  • Meyer Music, 11890 W 135th St, Overland Park

Concert Tickets: General admission tickets are priced at $6.00 each. There will be an option to purchase reserved seating online for $6 a ticket, after enrollment is completed.

For Tickets to 2019 Multi-Piano Concerts:
The enrollment form is a Word document that should include gray drop down boxes.  Mac users may need to down load the FREE application Libre or Open Office to run this.  If you absolutely cannot get the form to work, please contact Becky McLeod for further instructions.  Please try this form out before the July 1 enrollment start date.

Multi Piano Cover Letter
Multi Piano Enrollment Form
Write-in Enrollment
Repetoire List by Level
Teacher Volunteer Form
Performer guidelines
Concert Order
Teacher Volunteer Write-in Form
Rehearsal Schedule

Please encourage your students and parents to support multi-piano through advertising and/or contributing to Music Circles. Click on the links below for Studio Recognition Ads, Parent Ads, Business Ads, and Music Circle Donations.
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