Performance Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 7:00 PM at Gilbert High School, 1101 E. Elliot Road, Gilbert; (Students must arrive by 6:40 PM.). Only the student will be admitted without a ticket. Friends and family may purchase tickets for $10 each.

Final Rehearsal – MANDATORY: Saturday morning, February 2, 2019 at Gilbert High School. Time—TBA (Music must be in a BLACK BINDER for the performance)

Three Weekly Rehearsals.

What is it all about? 
Piano Ensemble is a concert of piano duets with students of all ages and abilities performing under a conductor on 15 pianos. There are 12 groups performing two pieces each. They rehearse weekly for three weeks prior to the concert and the morning of the performance. Conductors are typically selected from the East Valley Music Teachers Association.

Who should I contact if I have questions? 
The committee chairperson(s) will gladly answer any questions or concerns you or your students may have regarding Piano Ensemble: Becky Rogers

Important Dates to Remember

Thursday, October 18, 2018 PREVIEW OF ENSEMBLE MUSIC
EVMTA Teachers Meeting at 9:30 am at AZ Piano.

All registration forms must be postmarked by this date.

CONCERT: Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 7:00pm


Concert Dress – Must be dressy, recital appropriate attire. Hems must fall at the knee or below. No spaghetti straps.
Program Cover Design – Students may submit artwork for possible use on the program cover. Please bring your masterpieces to your 2nd rehearsal.

Which group should I register my student(s) for?
There are 12 different groups at varying levels. Your student should be able to sight‐read the music for his/her group with a high degree of success. Check rehearsal and performance dates & times with your students before registering them. Fees are nonrefundable.

Primo or Secondo? Students will play Primo for one piece and Secondo for the other. We will match students together unless you have a partner for him/her already. Please include the age of the student on the registration form.

Parents may, at no charge, play in a group with their student if there are unfilled parts. We always need parents or teachers to play the accompaniment and/or parts with group A both at rehearsals and during the performance!

** GROUP K (Tuesday’s at 6:00pm) will be an adults only group. This is an opportunity to let your adult students enjoy the ensemble experience.

**Students must bring ORIGINAL MUSIC to the first rehearsal.

**Music will need to be in a BLACK BINDER brought by the third rehearsal.

Where do I purchase music?

At the October EVMTA Meeting, or at The Music Store, located at 2630 W. Baseline Road, Mesa (NE corner of Price/Baseline), Ask at the front counter for the EVMTA Piano Ensemble music. Their phone number is 480‐ 831‐9691.

What will my student(s) need to bring and know for rehearsals?
Students need to bring all of their music to every rehearsal. Students need to attend every rehearsal, be on time, follow the directions of the conductor, and learn their music thoroughly. Failure to do any of the above can result in dismissal from Piano Ensemble at the conductor’s discretion. **

How can I choose the level appropriate for my student(s) if I don’t know the pieces?
Join us for a preview of all the pieces! Get a sneak peek at the music for the Piano Ensemble at the EVMTA October 18 meeting at Arizona Piano. We will play through all the duets, discuss which pieces will fit your student(s) best, and have lots of fun. All Ensemble Music will be available for purchase at this meeting.

Do students receive awards for participating in Piano Ensemble?
Yes! Students that participate for 5 or more years receive awards for their hard work and dedication to Piano Ensemble.

5th‐8th Years – trophy
9th Year ‐ $100 check
10th Year & Beyond – gift certificate