Monster Concert


Twenty First Annual Cecilian Monster Concert

A  Grand Time Multiple Piano Extravaganza- 16 Grand Pianos performing at the same time!


The Monster Concert is an exhilarating, challenging, and fulfilling event that provides students with a piano ensemble experience and a sense of camaraderie with others, and goes all the way back to 18th-century Leipzig. It gives them a feeling of being part of a project larger than themselves, and allows them to feel the power that music has, to create bonds between great numbers of people. Preparing for the concert  teaches students the joy of accomplishing their goals and bringing happiness to others through art.


Grand pianos will be provided for the concert by the Jacobs Music.  

We are very grateful to Mr. Rinaldi for his support!

 To Participate
Members in good standing are eligible to participate or enter their students into the program. Pianists ages 8 and up are welcome. Teachers are also welcome to perform. Each student performer will receive a medal and a certificate of participation. A trophy will be awarded to students who have participated for 5, 7 and 9 years. Teachers will receive a certificate of participation as well as plaques for 5-year award. Entries must be postmarked by October 26, 2018. Please see registration form and repertoire in the attachments below.

Due to popularity of this event, the students will be accommodated on the first-come, first-serve basis. Once the spots are filled for each piece, the piece will be closed, so register early!

Dates and Deadlines to Remember

Entries must be postmarked by October 26, 2018.
Rehearsal held Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2-9:15 PM at Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center, Li6croft, NJ.
Two Concerts will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center, Lincroft NJ.
1st Concert:  2:00 pm
2nd Concert:  4:30 pm.
Entry fee: There is a non-refundable entry fee of $60 for each student performer. $10 late registration will be applied after October 26th.  Teachers should collect fees from students and send one check payable to the Cecilian Music Club. 
Concert tickets: Each ticket costs $20. There will be no admission without a ticket. Performers will receive a ticket for entry to the concert premises as part of their registration. 
Marina Strakovsky,
Oct 9, 2018, 6:22 PM
Marina Strakovsky,
Oct 29, 2018, 9:16 AM