Rule 6: 2019 Official Accompanying Policies:
a. The Piano Accompanying Registration Fee collected at the time of registration covers ONE rehearsal (not to exceed an hour) plus the actual competition itself.
b. The accompanist will provide a rehearsal place unless the contestant has a better place and the accompanist agrees to use it.
c. ALL First Place Winners will require the assistance of their accompanists at the designated Prize Winners' Concerts. An additional fee of $70 should be paid directly to the accompanist.
d. Contestants are welcome to request additional rehearsal(s) with their assigned accompanists, to be arranged and paid directly between the contestants and their assigned accompanists.
e. All staff accompanists are assigned to contestants by the Piano Accompanying Director. When entering an event that requires an accompanist, contestants may request for a certain accompanist from the official accompanists' list. The Accompanying Director and his scheduling team will make every effort to assign that accompanist to the contestant (if at all possible). Because of multiple events that are going on simultaneously each day, it is impossible to guarantee that all requests be granted, even though they will be seriously considered. Once the accompanists are assigned, no request to "switch" accompanists will be allowed. There is no exception to this rule.
f. All students must schedule rehearsal and provide music to their assigned staff accompanist no later then Feb. 1st, 2019. The U.S.O.M.C. does not schedule any rehearsals between the contestants and their assigned staff accompanist; it is solely the responsibility of the contestants. The piano parts provide by the contestant to the staff accompanist must be the same edition (in legible quality) as the contestant's instrumental solo part. Negligence or failure to comply will result in forfeiture of the student's participation in the competition, without a refund.
g. All officially related correspondence/questions regarding U.S.O.M.C. piano accompanying must be submitted to the Piano Accompanying Director at dold.nicholas@gmail.com. Do not send accompanying related emails to the general U.S.O.M.C. information account.