GMS Hosts the state "Music Listening Competition"

Jan 24 | 12:30PM
GMS Performance Hall

Three Utah Schools Set To Compete on January 24th for Regional Music Listening Contest

The purpose of the Music Listening Contest (MLC) is to assist teachers in their efforts to expand the musical experiences of students – particularly through the use of Western art music, commonly referred to as classical music. The contest materials cover classical music, global perspectives, and a variety of musical influences. The objective of the contest is to inspire students to become lifelong participants in the musical experience.​

Gifted Music School is proud to be 1 of 3 Utah schools competing on January, 24, 2020 at the regional contest for the national Music Listening Contest – 10 regions will be competing overall. The contest is slated to begin at 12:30 with teams undergoing 5 rounds of scoring. GMS is poised to finish well in 2020 – in 2018, GMS placed second nationally and, in 2019 advanced to the championship.

Three Utah teams made up of highschool students include:

  1. Gifted Music School (Salt Lake City, UT): Aryanna Holmes, Robert Cope, and Kjerstin Cope. 

  2. Pineview Highschool (St. George, UT) 

  3. Posey Cello Studio (Salt Lake City, UT)

Students are given guides with selected composers from each musical time period with additional sections highlighting Stravinsky, music from Mexico and, Music of the Spheres. The test includes listening identification, as well as music history knowledge about the time period and the composer.

Featured composer: Stravinsky   |   Featured genre: Music of the Spheres (music inspired by outer space, from middle ages to present)   |   Featured ethnomusic: Music in Mexico (emphasis on revolutionary/post-revolutionary art music)    

The top two regional teams with the highest scores will advance to the Music Listening Contest championship on Friday, February 7th in Minneapolis. Students are given guides with selected composers from each musical time period with additional sections highlighting Stravinsky, music from Mexico and, Music of the Spheres. The test includes listening identification, as well as music history knowledge about the time period and the composer

Gifted Music School Hosts 'Music Listening Contest'

January 24, 2020  |  12:30-3:30 PM

Gifted Music School (East) - Performance Hall