Category 13: Showcase Piano Duet/Ensemble - Own Choice of Music
Piano: Four to Eight Hands
are FOUR levels of different age groups in this Category – with two to
category DOES NOT REQUIRE MEMORIZATION – although
contestants are strongly encouraged to play from memory if at all possible,
especially at the Prize Winners’ Concerts.
will choose their own music: Original compositions and all creative
arrangements are acceptable.
combination of pieces by one composer will be accepted for this event, with the
exception of music from the Open Duet
events of 2019, which cannot be used here (even in a different
entering with partner(s) of the same age group or with older partner(s) at a
higher age group, the rules are:
each contestant can enter more than one level but only once at each level with
partner(s) from the proper age group and with different music for each entry.
The oldest partner determines the age group.
Note: Only one of the contestants will need to register for the event. The other contestants will be added by USOMC. Every contestant must complete the application fee payment. All contestants' login email address must be entered when register. Make sure that the Login Email address reflect the contestant's name and NOT the parent's name nor teacher's name.
The contestants must time their pieces accurately and mark them clearly on the Entry form. (see Note below)
Contestants must upload the first 3 pages of each
piece (each movement) at
the time of their on-line application (unless the pieces are shorter than 3
Contestants must bring a copy of their music (no
illegal photocopies) for the judges during the competition. Without proper
music, the contestants will be disqualified.
The USOMC committee
has agreed to allow the contestants of Showcase
Piano Duet to play
music beyond the indicated time limit allowed for the actual Competitions. To
achieve the best results (A) the time for each piece must be accurately recorded
by each contestant on his/her entry form, which will enable the USOMC staffs to
correctly estimate the length of the event – to give the judges enough time to
hear the music; and (B) if there is not enough time, the judges may want to cut
some pieces short as they see fit, which will not reflect negatively on the contestants