Ensemble Festival 2023

Date:  November 12, 2023

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

Registration Deadline:  October 28, 2023

Co-Chairs: Laurel Carroll (Email) and Karen Skelly (Email)

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

2. Each ensemble may perform up to two pieces if the performance does not exceed the following time limits: Elementary Level: 3 minutes; Intermediate Level: 4 minutes; Advanced Level: 5 minutes.

3. No memorization is necessary. Arrangements or transcriptions are acceptable.

4. 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 is acceptable and will be treated as original music.

5. 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. All fees are nonrefundable.

6. Ensembles will be grouped in open recitals. Performers are required to stay for the entire recital. Family members and teachers are welcome and encouraged to attend these recitals.

7. 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!

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

9. Teachers must email their Enrollment Form (see link below) to co-chair Karen Skelly (Email) no later than October 28, 2023.

10. Make payment via PayPal to fcmtatreasurer@gmail.com. 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 Court, Frederick MD 21701, no later than 10-28-23.

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

Click here for event information and parental permission form.

Teachers, click here for the student Enrollment Form. Fill out the form using Microsoft Excel, then email to Karen Skelly (Email) by the deadline. If you don’t have access to Microsoft Excel, please contact Karen for further instructions.