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Tucson Cello Congress

January 29

The 2022 Tucson Cello Congress has been postponed due to the Omicron Variant. Please contact buchholz@arizona.edu with any questions.

 


 

Tucson Cello Congress

POSTPONED
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona



Tucson Cello Congress annually brings together more than 100 cellists from across the southwest for rehearsals, performances, master classes, and more. This year’s event celebrates what would have been Gordon Epperson’s 100 birthday. Epperson taught at the University of Arizona for four decades, and the Cello Congress will feature tributes, performances, and discussions by luminaries from the cello world. We are proud to host the Tucson Cello Congress Young Artist Competition for highly prepared students. Please consult your private teacher to determine eligibility. Masks are REQUIRED for all participants and chaperones. The program will carefully monitor COVID-19 in Arizona; we may make program adjustments depending on university policies.
 
Schedule
9:30      Registration
10:00    Cello Ensemble Rehearsal
12:00    Lunch Break
12:30    Master Classes
1:30      Cello Ensemble Rehearsal
3:00     Cello Ensemble Concert (Crowder Hall)
4:30      Young Artist Competition
7:00      Gordon Epperson Forum: Remembrances and Roundtable Discussion


More information and copies of the sheet music will be sent out once you register. Questions may be directed to Mary Beth Tyndall at mbtcello@cox.net, or Dr. Theodore Buchholz at theodorebuchholz@hotmail.com.


Tucson Cello Congress Young Artist Competition


We are proud to host the Tucson Cello Congress Young Artist Competition for highly prepared students. Please consult your private teacher to determine eligibility. The first round of the competition will held online. Upload a video to YouTube and submit the link to by Jan. 19.

Competition Levels
Level 1: Students in the 8th grade and below
Level 2: Students in 9th-12th grade
Level 3: College students up to 24 years of age

Competition Prizes:
Level 1: $100
Level 2: $200
Level 3: $300 The Kathy Krause Prize for Excellence in Cello

Competition Repertoire and Time Limits
Level 1 will have a preliminary time limit of 5 minutes and a final time limit of 8 minutes, and the repertoire should be at the Suzuki Book Three level or above. Levels 2 and 3 will have a preliminary time limit of 8 minutes and a final time limit of 10 minutes and repertoire will be any concerto movement, Bach suite movement, or showpiece.

The preliminaries will be unaccompanied. You may provide your own pianist for the final round if you are able, or you may play unaccompanied. It is greatly encouraged that music be memorized.

Any questions regarding repertoire or other contest details should be directed to Mary Beth Tyndall at mbtcello@cox.net.

The preliminary round of the competition will be held during the Cello Congress Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. (Note: your preliminary time may be before the official start time of the Congress at 10 a.m. You will be notified by email.) Those selected to compete in the final round will play at 5 p.m. in Holsclaw Hall. Contest winners will be featured in a showcase recital on Sunday. The first place winner in each division will receive a cash prize. There will be a $10 entry fee collected upon registration for the Cello Congress.

Online registration will close on 1/15/22 @ 9pm . For day-of in-person registration, please email buchholz@email.arizona.edu

 

For those travelling from out of town, the closest hotels are:
Tucson Marriott University Park: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tusmp-tucson-marriott-university-park/
Graduate Tucson: https://www.graduatehotels.com/tucson/

 

Details

Date:
January 29