The Phyllis Triolo Student Music Competition
The 37th Phyllis Triolo Music Competition will be held on May 15, 2021 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.
Instrumentalists, vocalists and pianists compete in two divisions in Music Building 1, 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 May 1, 2021. 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 Victoria Petrosky at: 610-497-4475 , email@example.com or Ian Duh at: 814-571-6772, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.