Gina Devirro said: Dec 21, 2015
 19 posts

Can anyone recommend a contest in the Denver area for students in piano and cello? Ages 8-12. These students are good, all taking private lessons, all working hard, but not rock stars, so the more serious ones for money would not be applicable. If anyone could pass along a website, I would be grateful. Thanks! Gina

Lisa Moore said: Dec 22, 2015
 Violin, Cello, Viola
Longwood, FL
6 posts

Are you willing to join the local National Federation of Music Clubs organization? The Colorado Federation of Music Clubs has several active clubs in the Denver area. Visit: and, Both NFMC and CFMC offer awards, scholarships, incentives, and performance opportunities to young members. Stillman-Kelley deadline is February 1. Check out more at

Gina Devirro said: Dec 22, 2015
 19 posts

Great information, Lisa. I will definatly look into this. Gina.

Anne Brennand said: Dec 25, 2015
Anne Brennand
Suzuki Association Member
Cello, Suzuki Early Childhood Education
Boulder, CO
55 posts

The Boulder Bach Festival has a nice contest for pianists and strings. I really like that the prize is not a material award, but rather the prestige of playing on stage in the beautiful concert hall inside the Boulder Library.

Anne Brennand, cellist and cello teacher

Kathleen Spring said: Dec 27, 2015
Kathleen SpringTeacher Trainer
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Denver, CO
26 posts

CASTA, the Colorado chapter of ASTA has adjudications (not a contest), that are graded in levels 1-10. These adjudications give the students a nice goal and focus building up to them, without the added stress of a competition.

Kathleen Spring

Gina Devirro said: Jan 8, 2016
 19 posts

Great leads, thanks everyone. I will be checking these out.

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