Ensemble Festival 2023

Date: January 21, 2023 (snow date January 28, 2023).

Location: Christ Reformed Church, 12 South Church Street, Middletown, MD 21769.

Registration Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Chairpersons: Laurel Carroll (Email) and Karen Skelly (Email)

Ensembles of any kind are welcome, as long as at least one performer is a student of a current FCMTA teacher. Parents, teachers and friends are welcome to join the ensemble.

Each ensemble may perform up to two pieces as long as the performance does not exceed the following time limits:

        Elementary Level:   3 minutes

         Intermediate Level: 4 minutes

        Advanced Level:     5 minutes

No memorization is necessary. Arrangements or transcriptions are acceptable.

Students must bring the original printed music to use during the performance. No photocopies are allowed. Music printed from purchased CD files or electronically purchased music is acceptable and will be treated as original music.  

A $15.00 fee will be charged for each ensemble performance. A student performing different instruments in different ensembles must pay fees for each entry. Fees are nonrefundable.

Ensembles will be grouped in open recitals. Performers are required to stay for the entire recital, which lasts about 50 minutes. Family members and teachers are welcome and encouraged to attend these recitals. 

Students of FCMTA members will be invited to join a “Group Ensemble Class” directly before or after the recital to which he or she is assigned. The Ensemble Class will include fun activities and improvised performances in an ensemble setting!

All students should arrive 10 – 15 minutes before their scheduled recital time. 

Teachers must email their Enrollment Form (link below) to the co-chair, Karen Skelly, at tali2lacey@comcast.net  by the deadline listed above.

Make payment via PayPal as follows: 1Go to PayPal.com; 2-Select “Send money to a friend”;  3-Enter: FCMTATreasurer@gmail.com; 4-Enter your information. If you cannot use PayPal: mail one check, payable to FCMTA, for the total amount due from all your students, to: Cindy Taylor, 904 Twin Oak Ct., Frederick MD 21701. Check must be postmarked by December 31st.

All teachers entering students in the Festival must be able to assist with the event.

Click here for event information and parental permission form.

Teachers, click here for the student Enrollment Form. Use Microsoft Excel to fill out the form, then email to Karen Skelly, co-chair (Email). If you can’t do this due to not having access to Microsoft Excel, please contact Karen for further instructions.