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The Phyllis Triolo Music Competition

The Phyllis Triolo Student Music Competition The 34th Phyllis Triolo Music Competition will be held on May 19, 2018 for talented Middle and High School students in Central Pennsylvania. The competition is sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association in co-operation with the School of Music at Penn State and financial help from Centre Foundation.

Instrumentalists, vocalists and pianists compete in two divisions in room 122 Music Building 2, University Park, PA. The Junior Division consists of students in grades 6-8, the Senior Division consists of students in grades 9-12.

Prizes in each division are: $300 for the first prize, $200 for second prize, and a possible third Prize of $100. Deadline to enter the competition is April 22, 2018. Fees to enter the competition are: $35 for students of teachers who are not members of the Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association and $25 for students of teachers who are members.

For more information contact Patricia Lloyd at: 814-238-2374, prlmusic@live.com or Victoria Petrosky at: 610-497-4475 , victoriakravchuk@yahoo.com

About Phyllis Triolo

Phyllis Triolo, a Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers’ Association member for many years, concert pianist-lecturer and teacher, passed away on July 13, 1984. In her memory, The Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers’ Association under the leadership of Patricia Lloyd and Dora Diamant, organized and established a fund for a high school music competition. With the help of the State College Music Guild, the Nittany Valley Symphony and the Penn State Music Department, the CPMTA accrued enough money to hold the first competition May 18, 1985. Since then donations, play-a-thons, and benefit recitals have enabled the CPMTA to hold the competitiona annually. Winners have come from communities as far away as Williamsport and Harrisburg as well as from local communities like Howard, Huntingdon and State College. The winners have represented several disciplines including Classical Guitar, Cello, Violin, Flute, Piano and Voice.

Phyllis Triolo

The Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival

Begun in 1980 by Dorothy Sutton, the Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival is an opportunity for the talented music student to participate in an adjudicated Local Performance Festival. Those with more exceptional performances are given the opportunity to perform at an unadjudicated State Showcase Recital.

Forms available from Teri Smith at ssmith2124@aol.com.

Details for the State event will be found at pamusicteachers.org

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