Music: Piano Tournament

In Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, New York, eight other U. S. cities last week, hundreds of children and younglings seated themselves at pianos, pounded for dear life. Some had memorized as many as 20 pieces. Ear-weary judges, sitting behind screens so as not to fuss the youngsters. heard everything from The Happy Farmer to full-length concertos. The National Guild of Piano Teachers had been holding such local "Auditions" since last April. By next week, 10,000 piano students in 92 cities will have tinkled their stuff. Almost all will get certificates, suitable for framing. on which various colored seals and stars indicate...

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