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Category 1: Open Solo - No Age Limit

There are four categories each, of five levels - a total of 20 Events, with contestants performing the same music in each event .

All pieces are pre-selected. Contestants may enter any and all levels as they choose.
For this category, the stated music editions will be used as the "official music" for all judges throughout the competitions. If a contestant is using a different edition, they must check carefully to make sure the music is not critically different from the official edition.
All contestants must perform music designated for their events. Any contestant playing a wrong piece, they will be disqualified to win a prize in that event.
For this category, music must be performed from memory
. NO REPEATS are allowed, unless instructed clearly.

For Levels 2A to 5A (Baroque): Guidelines will be given to judges concerning “commonly known” baroque performance practices which include ornaments, phrasings, dynamics, and articulations, not marked as such, but used by Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, and other Baroque composers and musicians as appropriate styles for the period.


LEVEL 1A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Jon George: One Fine Day
page 2; 20 bars total, in G Major

Book: Kaleidoscope Solos - Book 3, Alfred AP. 688

LEVEL 1B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Beryl Joyner: Whistling Boy
page 19: 16 bars total, in C Major

Book: Solo Repertoire for the Young Pianist - Book 2 (Mid-Elementary Level), The Willis Music Company, WM Co. 9634, HL.416001

LEVEL 1C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Curcio: Winter is Here AND Scarmolin: Chinese Song
pages 4-5; 20 bars total, in A Minor

Book: Guild Repertoire - Elementary A and B - Alfred Music Publishing AP. 0639

LEVEL 1D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Artur: Mystery
8 bars total; in A Minor

Sheet Music: Contact USOMC to purchase the sheet music at info@usomc.org


LEVEL 2A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Rameau: Rondino in C Major
page 34, no repeat; 24 bars total

Book: Easy Classics to Moderns Vol 17, Music for Millions Series - Denes Agay, Amsco Publications, HL. 14009841

LEVEL 2B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Beethoven: Ecossaise in G Major
page 15; 24 bars with D.C. al Fine

Book: Piano Literature - Volume 1; Bastien KJ. GP9

LEVEL 2C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Burgmuller: Arabesque Op.100 #2 in A Minor
pages 4-5; 31 bars, no repeat

Book: Burgmuller 25 Progressive Pieces Op.100, Alfred AP. 608

LEVEL 2D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Frances Montague: Tommy Tuba Learns His Notes
pages 20-21; 40 bars with D.C. al Fine (in C Major)

Book: Solo Repertoire for the Young Pianist - Book 2 (Mid-Elementary Level), The Willis Music Company, WM Co. 9634, HL.416001

LEVEL 3A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Scarlatti: Sonata in C Major, K,95 (L.358)
page 36: 27 bars, no repeat

Book: At the Piano with Scarlatti, Alfred Music AP.109

LEVEL 3B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Mozart: Rondo from Sonatina in C Major
pages 40-41, 34 bars total

Book: Easy Classics to Moderns Vol 17, Music for Millions Series - Denes Agay, Amsco Publications, HL. 14009841

LEVEL 3C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Gurlitt: Fond Memory in Bb Major
pages 18-19, follow D.C. al Fine, 44 bars total

Book: Gurlitt - Selected Works for Piano, Neil A. Kjos Music, KJ. GP399

LEVEL 3D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Bartok: No.4 from Six Miniatures
page 157: 28 bars total (in F Major)

Book: Easy Classics to Moderns Vol 17, Music for Millions Series - Denes Agay, Amsco Publications, HL. 14009841

LEVEL 4A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Kirnberger: Bourree #1 in A Major AND Bourree #2 in A Minor
pages 33-34, total 40 bars

Book: Piano Literature Volume 3, Bastien GP20

LEVEL 4B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Beethoven: Minuet in G Major, WoO 10
page 31

Book: Piano Literature Volume 3, Bastien GP20

LEVEL 4C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Chopin: Polonaise Posthumous in G Minor, BI 1
pages 114-115: 50 bars with D.C. al Fine

Book: Chopin Polonaises, G. Henle HN217, Urtext HL 51480217

LEVEL 4D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Artur: Prelude Op.5 #1 in Db Major
Sheet Music: Contact USOMC to purchase the sheet music at info@usomc.org


LEVEL 5A (BAROQUE):
Piece: Handel: Fantasia in C Major, G.60
pages 39-43, 63 bars

Book: A Handel Anthology, FJH (H1002)

LEVEL 5B (CLASSICAL):
Piece: Beethoven: Andante (2nd mvt) in G Minor from Sonata Op.79
pages 174-175

Book: Beethoven Piano Sonata Volume 2, G. Henle #HN34, HL.51480034

LEVEL 5C (ROMANTIC):
Piece: Grieg: Notturno Op.54 #4
pages 206-209

Book: An Anthology of Piano Music Vol III - The Romantic Period, Denes Agay, Yorktown Music Press, Inc., ISBN 0-8256-8043-3, or any edition

LEVEL 5D (CONTEMPORARY):
Piece: Artur: Gremlin Dance Op.3 #4
Sheet Music: Contact USOMC to purchase the sheet music at info@usomc.org