the 2022 Mildred Freiberg Piano Festival Will Be held IN PERSON! Details to come January 1, 2022.
For the safety of all involved, we will hold this year’s festival online again to continue the tradition of coming together as a music community to celebrate the piano and music education.
2021 Virtual Festival: Saturday, April 10 – Sunday, April 11
Concert times at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30 pm (Some concerts reserved for advanced students.)
Application Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2021
How To Apply
Teachers will submit an application for each student participating in the festival, then pay the application fee for each non-Powers performer below. The application deadline is Monday, March 22.
Application Fee (Non-Powers Applicants)
Each non-Powers applicant must pay the $10 application fee for the festival. Click below to pay the fee on Square.
Updated Festival Guidelines
- Total playing time must not exceed: 5 minutes for beginner students; 7 minutes for intermediate students; and 10 minutes for advanced students. A maximum of 2 pieces of music may be performed. Each movement from a larger work counts as one selection. Repertoire should be selected from standard recital pieces. Students may not play selections from method books!
- Memorization is preferred, but not required. Photocopies of music are not allowed.
- The $10 application fee is required for EACH non-Powers performer. There is no fee for currently registered Powers students. If all performance slots fill up and we can no longer accept any additional performers, this fee will be returned to you.
- Please request a first choice performance date that works best for you and your instructor. Understand that you should be available to accept any assigned time on that date. Performance slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis – Powers cannot grant any requests for specific performance times on the chosen date. No exceptions or changes for extracurricular activities, sporting events or other conflicts.
- Performers are required to check in no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of their concert. Students who arrive late for the concert may not be able to perform. Performers must stay for the entire concert. Each concert will last approximately 1 hour.
- Although this is a virtual event, we still encourage students to look their best! Dress, skirt, or dressy pants with blouse or nice top. Dress pants and button-down shirt with tie. Jackets or suits are appropriate but not required. Jeans, t-shirts, shorts, and sandals are not permitted.
- If you have questions, please contact Dr. Daniel Acsadi, Director of Education & Community Programs, at 617-484-5750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Mildred Freiberg Piano Festival
Now celebrating its 57th year, this weekend-long celebration consists of multiple concerts and performances by students from all over the region. This festival was the catalyst for the founding of our School in 1964 and has become a tradition for students in grades K-12. Over the years, the festival concerts have celebrated both a student’s first performance and the exciting accomplishments of more mature artists. A variety of styles and teaching methods are presented through these performances in a non-competitive manner that stimulates the local music community.
In 2004, it was with great honor that we renamed this long-standing Belmont Piano Festival after Mildred P. Freiberg. Mildred Freiberg was a highly esteemed pianist, educator and mentor to many and was a former Powers Music School Board President and one of the founders of our School.