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Events


Information on competitions and festivals can be found here

The Phyllis Triolo Music Competition


The Phyllis Triolo Student Music Competition For the 33rd year, the Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers’ Association offers the serious young musician (grades 6-12) the opportunity to compete with other talented musicians. The event takes place at Music Building I, Esber Recital Hall, Penn State University, State College, Pa. The date is Saturday May 20, 2017. The Junior Division (grades 6-8) begins at 7:45 a.m. and the Senior Division (grades 9-12) begins at 1:45 p.m. Each division includes a 1st prize of $300 and a 2nd prize of $200 and $100 for third prize. An awards ceremony follows each Division.

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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