· There are Five
Different Age Groups in this Category.
· Contestants must select two (or
two sets of) original and contrasting pieces (with or without
piano accompaniment) from different musical periods. ANY STANDARD REPERTOIRE
will be acceptable, including Concertos, such as one or more movement(s) from
a Sonata, a suite or a set of Theme & Variations. No simplified or
arranged music allowed. Performance must be from memory. Contestants must be
prepared to play their music entirely (without personal ‘cuts’) The judges may stop a performance at a
certain point or begin a piece from a middle section, neither of which will
reflect negatively on the contestants.
· USOMC will assign an official accompanist for
this event as well as for the Prize Winners Concerts if the contestants’ music
calls for a piano accompaniment. The accompanist will not be judged. Teachers
are not allowed to accompany their own students. There will be no
exception to this rule.
The entry fee covers the Accompanist fee which include one rehearsal plus accompaniment at the competition. The Official
Accompanists will be available to accompany the winners during the Prize
Winners’ Concerts at an additional fee.
Please review Rules #5 & #6 carefully!
If the music piece(s) does not require piano accompaniment, contestants must select No for "Require Piano Accompaniment" at registration, and the accompanist fee will be refunded to the contestant after the applications are processed.
· Contestants must upload the first three pages of each piece at
the time of their on-line application.
When entering a complete Set or Suite, the first three pages of each movement must be uploaded with the entry.
· USOMC reserves the right to combine or cancel events that do not have
· 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.