Rules and Regulations

SUBMISSION DUE


Early Bird: Sunday, November 22 @ 11:59pm PST

Regular Deadline: Sunday, December 20 @ 11:59pm PST

Please click the Sign Up page to submit the registration fee and the Video Submission page to finish the sign up process.

ONLY YOUTUBE LINKS ARE ACCEPTED. Google Drive, Dropbox, or other video format will not be viewed.

                                         

FILMING INSTRUCTIONS

The contestant should be visible in the video frame, from head to feet.  Formal attire is required. 

If possible, please use a tripod or phone holder to keep the video steady. 

The Competition Commetee reserves the right to use video and photo materials submitted to the Competition.

REQUIREMENTS

1-2 solo piano pieces in classical genre, preferrably from contrasting historical periods (No pop, rag, jazz, film, country, rock music...etc).  

 

- Memory required.

- No simplified, transcripted, or arranged versions.

- No duet, ensembles, or piano concertos are allowed.

- No repeats including 1st and 2nd repeats.

- Sheet music of repertoire to be uploaded for judges reference.  Sheet music should have measure numbers at the beginning of each row. .

JUDGEMENT

Judgement will be made upon the following criteriums.

- Artistry

- Technique

- Adherence to the score

- Understanding of the music

- Stage professionalism

 AWARD

- 1st Place: $100 cash award and a certificate

- 2nd Place: $90 cash award and a certificate

- 3rd Place: $80 cash award and a certificate

- Merit Award: A certificate for contestants who do not receive the 1st, 2 nd, or the 3rd place but demonstrate outstanding performance

- Other participants receive Certificate of Participation

-Multiple winners may be selected in each age category.

 

The contestants will receive judge's comments upon request.

Decisions are FINAL

- The minimum number of participants is 15, or the competition will be cancelled. In case of cancellation, participants will receive refund of application fee.

-1st Place winners in the past seasons are not eligible to compete in the same age category.

-The Competition Committee reserves the right to use video and photo materials for the Competition.

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