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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.



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1A - OPEN SOLO 1A - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Jon George: One Fine Day
page 2; 20 bars total (in G Major)
Book: Kaleidoscope Solos - Book 3, Alfred, A.P. 688

1B - OPEN SOLO 1B - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

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, W M Co. 9634, HL. 416001

1C - OPEN SOLO 1C - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Curcio: Winter is Here AND Scarmolin: Chinese Song
page 4-5; 20 bars total (in A Minor)
Book: Guild Repertoire - Elementary A and B; Alfred Music Publishing A.P. 0639

1D - OPEN SOLO 1D - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Artur: Mystery
8 bars total (in A Minor)
Book: Contact USOMC at info@usomc.org for purchase sheet music

2A - OPEN SOLO 2A - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

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, Music Sales #AM41484, HL.14009841

2B - OPEN SOLO 2B - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Beethoven: Ecossaise in G Major
page 15; 24 bars with D.C. al Fine

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

2C - OPEN SOLO 2C - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Burgmuller: Arabesque Op.100 #2 in A Minor
pages 4-5; 31 bars total; no repeat

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

2D - OPEN SOLO 2D - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

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

Book: Solo Repertoire for the Young Pianist - Book 2, Willis Music #9634, HL. 416001

3A - OPEN SOLO 3A - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Scarlatti: Sonata in C Major, K.95 (L.358)
page 36; 27 bars total, no repeat

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

3B - OPEN SOLO 3B - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

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, Music Sales #AM 41484; HL. 14009841

3C - OPEN SOLO 3C - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Cornelius 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

3D - OPEN SOLO 3D - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Bartok: No.4 from Six Miniatures
page 157; 28 bars total (in F Major)


Book: Easy Classics to Modern Vo.17 - Agay, Music Sales #AM41484; HL.14009841

4A - OPEN SOLO 4A - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Kirnberger: Bourree #1 in A Major AND Bourree #2 in A Minor
pages 33-34, total 40 bars

Book: Piano Literature - Volume 3, Bastien GP.20

4B - OPEN SOLO 4B - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Beethoven: Minuet in G Major, WoO 10
page 31

Book: Piano Literature - Vol.3; Bastien GP.20

4C - OPEN SOLO 4C - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit
Frederic 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

4D - OPEN SOLO 4D - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Artur: Prelude Op.5 #11 in Db Major

17 bars
Book: contact USOMC at info@usomc.org for purchase sheet music

5A - OPEN SOLO 5A - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Handel: Fantasia in C Major, G.60
pages 39-43, 63 bars

Book: A Handel Anthology, FJH (H1002)

5B - OPEN SOLO 5B - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Beethoven: Andante (2nd mvt) in G Minor from Sonata Op.79
pages 174-175, no repeat

Book: Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Vol.2, G. Henle Urtext HN34, HL. 51480034

5C - OPEN SOLO 5C - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Edvard Grieg: Notturno Op.54 #4
pages 206-209

Book: An Anthology of Piano Music - Volume III - The Romantic Period, Denes Agay, Yorktown Music Press, Inc., ISBN 0-8256-043-3, OR any edition

5D - OPEN SOLO 5D - OPEN SOLO

No Age Limit

Artur: Gremlin Dance Op.3 #4
17 bars

Book: contact USOMC at info@usomc.org for purchase sheet music