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USOMC will continue to have two rounds for the piano events. At the first round, judges will select the preliminary winners for the final round. At the conclusion of each event, judges will announce the names of all preliminary winners.


There will be a new panel of judges for the final round. They will only review winners of the preliminary round from the video recordings of the actual competition and will choose the First, Second, Third and Fourth place winners.

The results will be posted on-line, together with the judges' comments within 24 hours of the day of each competition. Results for the competition on Friday, February 21st , 2020 will be posted by 5pm (on Friday), the same day. The USOMC Board believes that this procedure will make the competitions even more effective for all the competitors as well as the judges.

THE JUDGES' DECISIONS ARE FINAL. Talking to or contacting the judges before, during or after a competitions is unethical, inappropriate and not allowed. The USOMC board may disqualify any contestant(s) displaying such conduct.