GUIDELINES FOR PIANO SLAM 10 POETRY COMPETITION
  1. All poetry & creative writing must conform to the rules of Miami Dade County Public Schools.
  2. All poems must entered using this form.
  3. Participating students should listen to and reference Dranoff’s “Yin & Yang” by Frederick Kaufman or music or musical language or terminology in their poetry.
  4. All poems must have a reaction or reference to “Yin & Yang” or to STEAM subjects and/or your feelings/experience about music in Miami including words regarding the components of music. For example: songs, beat, tunes, rhythm, percussion, sounds, minor, major, acoustic, harmony, rap, rock, soul, Jazz, hip-hop, playlist, lyric, melody, hymn, vocal, anthem, etc.
  5. All questions in application must be completed including poems (copy + paste OR typed onto form)  
  6. You may enter a maximum of 2 poems total. They may be different categories – ELA or STEM – but they must be entered separately using appropriate link/application. You may enter 2 of the same subject on the same entry/application.
  7. If you’re a finalist, you must attend all coaching workshops, rehearsals before and including concert on February 28th, 2018 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to receive your prize.

Finalists $100

Best Poem | $500 + Notebook Computer

All finalists will perform their work on February 28th at the
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Online submissions must be through this application form
starting November 1st

Deadline for submission: Thursday, December 21, 2017

ONLINE APPLICATION -
“Yin & Yang” by Frederick Kaufman
English Language Arts Application
Name (First & Last)
School Name
Grade
Teacher
Student Phone Number
Student Email Address

Please write 1-2 sentences describing your feelings/interpretation of Frederick Kaufman’s “Yin & Yang”
OR the importance of your heritage in music?
How did writing your poem for PIANO SLAM relate to school work?
Did you attend a PIANO SLAM workshop at your school this year?
Yes
No
If your answer is NO, have you attended a PIANO SLAM workshop in the past?
Yes
No
Tell us about your music
What kind of music do you like?
Classical
Jazz
Rock
Caribbean (Reggae, Ska)
Latin (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton)
Hip Hop
Other - tell us below
 
Does your music reflect your heritage?
Yes
No
Have you been to a live concert before?
Yes
No
 
If yes, who was performing and where did they perform?
What kind of art do you most closely relate to?
Music
Painting
Poetry
Dance
Sculpture
Film
Other - tell us below:
 
Are you considering a career in the music or arts business?
Yes
No
  Tell Us More:
SUBMIT YOUR POEM - Copy + Paste
Please note: You will be asked to submit your poem a second time
once you submit this form.