Guidelines

  1.  The Piano Competition is limited to the classical genre. Thus, entries should be established pieces from the following musical eras: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern (20th Century and above). No original compositions from the applicants may be accepted. Piano Concerti are not allowed as the competition is for solo performers with no accompanying orchestra or second piano.
  2. There are two age categories:
    • 17 years old and below
    • 18 years old and above
  3. Applicants are required to submit three (3) audition videos, one for each piece chosen. Each piece should represent a different era. Musical scores are permitted at this stage.
  4. Four finalists per age category will be selected.
  5. All audition videos must be of high quality, preferably 720p video with 192kbps AAC audio in mp4 format. The sound should be clear, in sync with the video, and clearly identify the performer and his/her performance level.
  6. Each video should not exceed five (5) minutes in length. If the piece is substantially longer, excerpts or abbreviated arrangements are acceptable. Pieces substantially less than 5 minutes should be avoided.
  7. Finalists should prepare a final piece that is 6-15 minutes in length. The final piece may be a longer or more complete version of an audition piece. Final pieces must be played from memory; no scores will be permitted.
  8. All requirements must be complete. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.