Piano Ensemble Festival


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The Piano Ensemble Festival is an annual concert sponsored by FLMF during the winter season.  It provides pianists the opportunity to play in an ensemble setting – something pianists rarely get to experience based on logistics.  We provide six baby grand pianos on a stage with two or three performers at each piano (12-18 performers in each group), under the direction of a professional conductor.  It is a “symphony” of pianos.  Each group performs one long piece or two short pieces together.  The concert consists of approximately 14-16 different groups of all ages and levels of difficulty.  The concert is held at a local high school. See the  links for more specific information and participation requirements for teachersstudents and parents.

Our Conductor
This year our students will be performing 
under the baton of Paul Westray, a grad-
uate of the Armed Forces School of Music.  
Paul joined the U. S. Marine Corps and 
was selected for "The Commandant's Own" 
- The United States Marine Drum & Bugle 
Corps where he toured around the world 
and performed for many Heads of State. 
 After duty in the Marines, Paul enjoyed 
playing with the Washington Redskins 
Marching Band.  Over the past decade, 
Paul has served as a volunteer music 
instructor in the Loudoun County Public School System, including serving as the Pep Band Director and Marching Band - Visual Instructor/Show Coordinator at Woodgrove High School. Currently, Paul is serving as the Traditional Service Music Director and Worship Leader at Leesburg Community Church, and is a member of the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble and the Loudoun Chorale.  For more information on Paul Westray, please visit Paul Westray musical bio.

Festival Chairwomen:  For Festival information, contact Sharon Reck at sharonreck@hotmail.com or Libby McConnell at mcconnell.piano@gmail.com

Fee:  $50 per pianist

Concert Date:  Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Riverside High School, 19019 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA  20176 

Concert Snow Date:  Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Riverside High School  

Sectional Rehearsals:  Saturday and Sunday, January 25 & 26 at The Piano Express, 20608 Gordon Park Square, #190, Ashburn, VA  20147.  *Your rehearsal will be EITHER Saturday or Sunday*

Sectional Rehearsals Snow Date: 
Saturday and Sunday, February 1 & 2 at The Piano Express

1st Rehearsal Schedule

2nd Rehearsal Schedule  
2020 Piano Ensemble Festival Registration

Round One:  Monday, October 21, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (registrations received before 8:00 a.m. will be registered last)

Round Two:  (for teachers entering more than 8 groups)  Saturday, October 26

Download registration form below, attach to email, and send to Sharon Reck at sharonreck@hotmail.com
 
2020 Registration Form


2020 Piano Ensemble Festival
Click below to see lists of previous Ensemble Festival Music
Please Note:  Registrations will be sent by  attaching the form to an e-mail.  Applications will be processed in the order they are received.





2020 Recordings
To access recordings for the 2020 Ensemble Festival, go to www.dropbox.com or Google Drive and use the log in information provided below.

Username:  flmf.org@gmail.com
Password:  practicepractice
Ensemble Registration