About

Monthly Programs 2019-2020

Our monthly programs are held at Evola Music in Shelby Township (12745 23 Mile Road, Shelby Twp, MI). Board meeting begins at 9:45am. General Meeting and Program begins at 10:30am.

September 9 - Tony Trupiano: Piano 101 - All About Pianos

October 14 - Panel Discussion: Today's Teacher - An In-house Discussion Pertaining to Issues Found in our Studios

November 11 - Dorothy Vogel - Modern Music Theory: Reconstructing a Tune

December - No meeting

January 13 - Tomoko and Yuki Mack: Duets for Beginners to Late Intermediate Students

February 10 - Christine Wu, Lecture-Recital: Three Piano Pieces of Schubert, Brahms, and Schoenberg

March 9 - Dr. Slungga Liu: The Roman Sketches, by Charles Griffes

April 13 - Dr. Tian Tian: Beethoven and his Piano Sonatas Upon a 250-year Celebration

May 4 - 2020-2021 Planning Meeting

Event Calendar 2019-2020

Monday, September 9 - Membership Meeting

Monday, October 14 - Membership Meeting

Friday, October 11 - SE District Meeting

Saturday, November 9 - Honors Competition

Monday, November 11 - Membership Meeting

Saturday, November 16 - Honors Recital

December - No Meeting

Monday, January 13 - Membership Meeting

Saturday/Sunday, February 8/9 - Federation Festival

Monday, February 10 -
Membership Meeting

Monday, March 9 -
Membership Meeting

Saturday, March 14 - Achievement Competition

Monday, April 13 -
Membership Meeting

Saturday, May 2 - Concerto and Duet Competition

Monday, May 4 - 2020/21 Planning Meeting

Officers


President......................................Steven Mastrogiacomo
Immediate Past President……….Arlene Anger
1st Vice President........................Grace Chuang
2nd Vice President.......................Chang-Mei Hung
Treasurer......................................Carol Levy
Recording Secretary....................Arlene Anger
Member-At-Large........................Peiling Ho

Committee Chairs

Programs.....................................Grace Chuang
Yearbook.....................................Steven Mastrogiacomo
Used Music Sales........................Ayako Young
Honors Recital Competition.........Arlene Anger
Concerto Competition.................Ayako Young, Grace Chuang
Achievement Competition………Nai-wen Wang
Website Coordinator....................Stephanie Thompson

Honorary Members

Ruth Burczyk
Eleanor Cockerline
Mike Evola
Sallie Hoxie
Tim Hoy
Susan Witucki

Competitions & Scholarships


Achievement Application



Honors Competition Rules

Perform one solo piece (or one movement of a multi-movement work.) Memorization is required. Open to all instruments and voice. There are no minimum or maximum time limits. There are no teacher attendance requirements to enter students. 50% of all entrants in each division will be chosen to perform in either the Winners or the Honorable Mention Recitals. Of that 50% in each division, 50% will be chosen each between the Winners’ Recital and Honorable Mention Recital. First place winners cannot participate in the same division for which they won. They must wait until they are eligible to participate in the next division.


All chosen students are required to perform in their respective recitals on Saturday, November 17, to receive any trophies or awards. Reasons for non-attendance will not be accepted. All students must remain for the entire recital.
Awards will be given at the Winners’ Recital and Honorable Mention Recital. All previous winners are open to compete in this competition.
A student may enter the competition on two or more instruments. However, they must study with a Vivace Music Club member on each of the instrument(s) entered. For example, a student may enter for piano and voice, but only if the student receives private instruction for voice and piano from a Vivace member.
Repertoire changes will be allowed up to one week prior to competition. A student will be disqualified from the competition if he deviates from the repertoire given.
Any teacher entering may be asked to help the chairman with competition activities prior to or during the competition. Unwillingness to help may disqualify the teacher from future competitions. Teachers who assist the chairman will earn 1 point.

 

Honors Recital Competition

Chair: Arlene Anger

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Location: Evola Music, Shelby Township

Applications: Applications will be posted on the website (vivacemusicclub.org) and must be postmarked by Friday, October 9. (Late applications will not be accepted) There is a $20.00 fee.

Honors Recital: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Evola Music. Winners and Honorable Mentions must perform in order to receive their award. Recital times will be announced after the competition. All students must remain until the recital is over. First place winners cannot participate in the same division for which they won. They must wait until they are eligible to participate in the next division.

Prizes: Trophies will be awarded

 

Competition Requirements

Achievement and Glenn LeClair Memorial Concerto Competitions

A student may enter the competition on two or more instruments, however, they must study with a Vivace Music Club member on the instrument(s) entered. For example, a student may enter for piano and voice, but the student must receive private instruction for voice and piano from a Vivace member.

One movement of an original concerto must be played. There are no period requirements. The concerto must be performed by memory and with accompaniment. Teachers may accompany their own students. Previous first place winners may not compete until they reach the next division. Teacher requirements also apply to concerti.

Repertoire changes and teacher participation requirements --see p. 7 (same as Honors Competition).

* A member in good standing shall be one whose dues are current and who has accumulated 5 points since last year's competition. Points are awarded as follows: 1 point for assisting at a full day event, 1 point for each full meeting attended, 3 points for chairing an event or competition, 3 points for yearbook chairman or historian, 2 points for being a board member.

 

 

Achievement and Glenn LeClair Memorial Concerto Competition

Achievement Chair: Nai-wen Wang

Date: March 16, 2019

Location: Evola Music
12745-23 Mile Rd.
Shelby Twp., MI 48315

Application: Applications will be posted on the website (vivacemusicclub.org) and must be postmarked by February 12, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. The fee is $25.00.

Requirement: A member will need 5 points in order to enter students in this competition.

Prizes: Trophies will be awarded to each first, second, and third place in each division. Award level: Lower Elementary Division (K-3), Upper Elementary Division (4-6), Junior High Division (7-9), Senior High Division (10-12)

 

Glenn LeClair Concerto Competition Chairs: Ayako Young, Grace Chuang

Date: April 13, 2019

Location: Evola Music
12745-23 Mile Rd.
Shelby Twp., MI 48315

Application: Applications will be posted on the website (vivacemusicclub.org) and must be postmarked by March 12, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. The fee is $25.00.

Divisions: Lower Elementary Division (K-3)
Upper Elementary Division (4-6)
Junior High Division (7-9)
Senior High Division (10-12)

Prizes: Trophies will be awarded to each first, second, and third place in each division. In addition, cash awards will be given as follows: Lower Elementary $25, Upper Elementary $50, Junior High $75, Senior High $100.

Any student entering this competition may not use the same movement of the same concerto as last year. Please read the eligibility requirements page for additional information.


Vivace Scholarship for Future Music Majors

Due Date: April 1, 2020

Achievement Chair: Steven Mastrogiacomo

Location: Evola Music
12745-23 Mile Rd.
Shelby Twp., MI 48315

Award: Scholarship Committee awards one $500 scholarship to one student pursuing music study as a music major.

Essay Required: Student prepares an essay detailing their collegiate plans in music study. Check the January Vivace Newsletter for application and essay requirements. A presentation before the Scholarship committee is required in person.

Grade Required: The student must be in their senior year in high school.

Award date: The student is awarded by the end of May 2020.