SCMS Students Excel at Piano Guild Auditions

Piano students from the studios of Samee Griffith Mood and John Wright participated in the 2015 National Guild of Piano Teachers “Guild Auditions” at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Dayton on April 28th. Students prepared multi-piece programs, including scales and other technical exercises, and received a report card with comments. All of our students passed the Guild Auditions and will be inducted into the National Fraternity of Student Musicians for 2015 and receive a certificate and membership pin.

The National Guild of Piano Teachers, a division of the American College of Musicians, was founded in 1929 by Dr. Irl Allison in Abilene, Texas. Today, the Guild has more than 850 audition centers worldwide. Their goal is to “…establish definite goals and awards-in noncompetitive auditions-for students of all levels, from the earliest beginner to the gifted prodigy. With the exception of our “special” programs, teachers have the flexibility to choose all repertoire for student auditions. Students are judged on individual merit, by a well-qualified music professional, in the areas of accuracy, continuity, phrasing, pedaling, dynamics, rhythm, tempo, tone, interpretation, style, and technique. Our purpose is to encourage growth and enjoyment through the study of piano.”

To read more about the Guild Auditions, visit NGPT’s webiste here.

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