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Competitions for Technical Minds

We live in a world where many things are easily measured. The overpowering importance of sports is much more obvious in the USA than in Europe, and its success among the general masses may be heightened by that fact that it is so easily measurable (thus comprehended) by “seconds”, “weight”, “speed”, “points”, and so on. So many parents of our music students are engineers, with the logical mindset that 2 + 2 always = 4, and the idea that musical art does not work this way seems nearly impossible to explain. However, below we will try to indulge these technical minds who simply desire “specs” about what does it take to be considered for a prize in the many youth competitions both here and abroad.