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Rule 2: Original Music Required:

(a) Contestants are not required to bring their own music for the following categories: Open Solo (24 events), Treasury - Composers (33 events) and Open Duet (15 events). USOMC will provide music for the judges for the above 72 events (all of them with preselected music).

(b) For categories with own-choice music, NOTE: original music or legally purchased-online music must be provided for the judges (no illegal photocopies are permitted). They include: Showcase Piano Solo (6 events), Special Showcase Solo (1 event), Showcase Piano Duet & Duo (8 events), Piano Concertos (5 events), Showcase Instrumental Solo & Ensemble and Showcase Sonatas (9 events). Contestants of the above 29 events (all with contestants' own-choice music) are required to provide their own music for the adjudicators. Without proper music, a contestant will be disqualified from competing.

For the Own Composition category, all contestant must send their finished composition to USOMC by December 1st, 2019. See Category 20!