A special work for 8 pianists and four grand pianos was commissioned as part of the 2016 Southeastern Piano Festival initiative to involve children in creating, attending, and appreciating live music. A young up-and-coming composer, Sasha Yakub, will compose a fantasy for 16 hands with hit songs like Frozen, Uptown Funk and others.
Auditions will be held on May 1st in the USC School of Music, Room 231, at 813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Piano students ages 5-13 are eligible to audition. Prepare two pieces for the auditions: one memorized solo work of your choosing and the music for the Piano Extravaganza concert. Details on how to download the sheet music and which parts to select from will be found in your confirmation email after completing this form.
To register, please first pay the $10 registration fee at the link below. Be sure to write down the order number, enter it at the bottom of this form, and complete all required information.
The winners of the audition will be notified by email and phone as well as announced on our Facebook page and website. One additional award for the “most promising young pianist” will be announced at the Piano Extravaganza Concert. The award will include a festival t-shirt, a feature in the 2017 festival and four tickets to any of the 2016 SEPF concerts of the winner’s choosing.