The 2024 Multi-Piano concert will be held at 3:00pm Sunday, January 7, 2024 at MidAmerica Nazarene University Bell Cultural Events Center. This year’s theme is “Carnival of the Animals.” We are thrilled to welcome back Mr. Chad Reed as our conductor, and will feature fun classical, Disney, and movie piano duet music with animal themes. Enrollment begins July 1 – please plan now to participate in this great opportunity for your students to experience an orchestra of pianos, with 11 grand pianos on stage with a conductor. Attached are repertoire lists and details, performer guidelines, enrollment and teacher volunteer forms and rehearsal schedules. The first rehearsal will be held at Shining Light Music in Lee’s Summit on Saturday, November 18, 2023, and the final rehearsal will be held at the Bell Center on Saturday, January 6, 2024. If you would like to assist with this event by volunteering to help with rehearsal, publicity, or fund raising, please contact Heather Lewis, email@example.com.
Overview video produced in association with Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies
The Multi-Piano Concert is a unique performance opportunity for students of KCMTA members. The event, which originated in 1993, features many levels of performers on a stage filled with grand pianos, simultaneously playing duet repertoire under the direction of a conductor. Eligibility and Fees: KCMTA teachers, their students and the families of the students are encouraged to participate. A participation fee of $22.00 per person, whether student or family member, is due at the time of enrollment. Teachers who are not a member of KCMTA are required to submit a $80.00 entry fee. There is no entry fee for KCMTA members with fully paid dues. Enrolled students MUST be able to do the following:
Students must be a minimum of 6 years old at the time of enrollment to participate in the concerts. Students performing at the elementary level must be paired with an advanced student or adult.
KCMTA strongly recommends enrolling students at their present ability level or slightly below – please do not “stretch” your students.
In the event a piece does not have sufficient enrollment, it will be removed from the concert.
Enrollments will not be processed until a completed enrollment form, teacher volunteer form and payment have been received. Enrolling in the concert denotes the performer and teacher have agreed to the performer guidelines.
Enrollment fees will not be refunded once an enrollment has been processed.
Students and teachers may not switch pieces after the enrollment deadline. Any changes before the enrollment deadline must be communicated to Amy Pennington to see if there is still room in the concert for additional performers.
In order for this event to be a success, all participating teachers must help. The number of shifts you are assigned will be proportionate to the number of students you have enrolled. Those with 10 or more students should plan on working two shifts. Ideally, these shifts will not overlap times you are performing.
Rehearsals: Performers must attend two mandatory rehearsals prior to the concerts. Performers are only required to be present at rehearsals during the time when their selection(s) are being rehearsed. Rehearsals will be November 18, 2023 at Shining Light Music and January 6, 2024 at Bell Cultural Arts Center. Repertoire - the following stores will have the repertoire in stock for you to browse:
Shining Light Music, 616 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO
Meyer Music, 1512 US-40, Blue Springs, MO
Meyer Music, 6312 NW Barry Rd #14, Kansas City, MO 64154
Meyer Music, 11890 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS
Concert Tickets: General admission tickets are priced at $8.00 each, and will be sold online and at the Bell Event Center during the January 6 rehearsal and before the January 7 performance. The enrollment form is a Word document that should include gray drop down boxes. Mac users may need to down load the FREE application Libre or Open Office to run this. If you absolutely cannot get the form to work, please contact Amy Pennington for further instructions. Please try this form out before the July 1 enrollment start date.
Please encourage your students and parents to support multi-piano through advertising and/or contributing to Music Circles. Click on the links below for Studio Recognition Ads, Parent Ads, Business Ads, and Music Circle Donations. This is a great way to contribute to the Multi-Piano event while showcasing a student, studio or business. The students love seeing their names in the programs and on our slide show.