Round I - Friday, Sept. 8
Round II - Sat., Sept. 9
Round III - Sun., Sept. 10
Round I and Round II Repertoire requirements and program time frames:
Round I: A program of approximately 18 minutes of music.
Round II: A program of approximately 23 minutes of music.
It is not necessary to completely fill the total allotment of performance time in either Round. Please take into consideration that there will be short pauses between compositions.
Junior Division pianists are especially urged to program the amount of time they feel represents them at their best. Less is often more.
All contestants must include within Round I OR Round II a work from the:
*Music of J.S. Bach Any original work(s) for keyboard are acceptable. Transcriptions do not fulfill this requirement, but may be performed under Additional music. Works by other Baroque composers may also be included under Additional music.
*Classical era (If you choose a sonata, one movement sufficient)
Round I may not include music of Chopin.
Round II must include music of Chopin comprised of one work of any length chosen by the contestant OR multiple works not to exceed 10 minutes in total length.
Chopin transcriptions do not fulfill this requirement but may be used under Additional Music as described below.
Chopin Sonatas or their individual movements are not permitted in this competition in any round for any category.
Additional music from any historical period may be chosen to round out either of the competition programs (Round I or Round II) within the given time frames.
Check the new tab entitled, '2023 special prize' for selections to compete for the best performance of a work by Augusta Cecconi-Bates.
Junior Division—Any Chopin selection from the list below OR any Chopin work (s) whose timing does not exceed 10 minutes (no minimum). Chopin works from Round II cannot be reused. No Sonatas and Chopin transcriptions are allowed.
Senior Division - Choose any one Chopin Selection from the following categories:
Fantasy in F minor
Polonaise: Op. 22, Op.44, Op. 53 & Op. 61
Preludes: A group of six (not necessarily in order)
One Nocturne plus Two Etudes
Barcarolle, Op. 60
One copy of each work to be played by contestants must be available for the jury panel. (Not one copy per adjudicator). Illegal photocopies are strictly forbidden. No identifying marks (names or schools) should be on the jury copy; fingering or other educational marking is permissible.
As described under the tab: Application information/Entry form, you will need the following:
2. A musical/personal biography (under 200 words)
These MUST be sent via email (address below) with application. These documents MUST be sent in a word format - NO PDF permitted.
DO NOT SEND REPERTOIRE LIST WITHOUT FIRST LOOKING AT THE TAB "SAMPLE REPERTOIRES". ALL CONTESTANTS MUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AS EXPLAINED AT THE TOP OF THAT PAGE IN ORDER TO HAVE A COMPLETED APPLICATION.