·There are Six
Different Age Groups in this Category.
· Contestants must select two (or two sets of) original and contrasting
pieces from different musical periods
. ANY STANDARD REPERTOIRE will be
acceptable, such as one or more movement(s) from a Sonata, a suite or a set
of Theme & Variations.
No simplified music allowed. Contestants
must be prepared to play their music entirely (no personal ‘cuts’ are allowed
) during the
. The judges may stop a performance before it ends
or begin a piece from a certain section, neither of which will reflect
negatively upon the contestants.
· Notice: all pre-selected music used for 2020: including Open Solo (24
events), and ALL Treasury categories (33 events)
cannot be used
as a piece for the Showcase Solo Events of 2020.
Contestants who have won First place in the past year are NOT allowed to enter the same repertoires they have won before.
·Performance must be from memory.
contestants must time their pieces accurately and mark them clearly on the
Note: The USOMC committee has agreed to allow the contestants of Showcase Piano Solo 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.
·Contestants must upload the first 3 pages of each piece (each movement)
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 contestant
will be disqualified