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Category 16: Open Piano Concerto – One Movement – No Age Limit
This event is for the exceptionally gifted

· There are FOUR levels in this Category.

· Contestants may enter only once (at any level they choose). To promote broader repertory knowledge, contestants who have won medal(s) in the past years are not allowed to enter the same concerto movement(s) they have won before, unless as part of the Complete Concerto Event .

· Performance must be from memory .

· Accompanist: USOMC will assign an official accompanist for this event as well as for the Prize Winners’ Concerts. The accompanist will not be judged. Piano teachers are not allowed to accompany their own students.

The entry event fee covers the Accompanist fee which include one rehearsal (not to exceed one hour) plus accompaniment at the competition. For the Prize Winners' Concerts (first place winners only) a fee is required for performance with a staff accompanist.

· Contestants must time their concerto movement accurately and mark it clearly on the registration .
Note: The USOMC committee has agreed to allow the contestants of Piano Concerto 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

·The judges may not hear the concerto movements in their entirety. This does not reflect negatively on the contestants .

· Please Note: It is the contestants’ responsibility to show up at the competition site on time .

· 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.

The 1st Place Winner should be prepared to shorten his/her concerto movement (if necessary) at the Prize Winners’ Concert. The Official Accompanists will be available to accompany the first-place winners during the Prize Winners’ Concerts at an additional fee.