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Empowering Students Through the Joy of Music, Arts and Education

Rules and regulations

Eligibility 

Music students ages 4-17

Age Categories

Young Musicians Category, 4 – 6 years old
Young Musicians Category, 7 – 10 years old

​Junior Category, 11 – 12 years old
Junior Category, 13 – 14 years old

Intermediate, 15 – 17 years old

Application Deadline

​The materials and application fee must be submitted by January 15, 2022

Application Fee

Application Fee per submission – $75 for Early Bird special ending on November 15, 2021

After November 15-January 15, 2022- $100 fee per applicant

Application Fees are not refundable.​

Repertoire Requirements

One selection of any music repertoire of your choice performed from memory. The duration of the video recording may be up to 10 minutes. Shorter pieces will be accepted. DRESS CODE is performance clothing. All Piano students need to record on an acoustic piano, NOT a keyboard.

How to Apply

To apply for the Competition, participants must submit the following information by clicking “Apply now”:

  • A completed online Application Form
  • YouTube link to the video recording
  • Application fee

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Competition Rules​​

  • Only unedited video can be accepted for the audition (parts of video connected together or video clips are not acceptable)
  • Video recording should be a fair representation of the participant’s abilities but does not need to be of professional quality. The applicant’s name and exact title of the recording must be included in the description of the video on YouTube 
  • Judges’ comments will not be disclosed. Judges’ decisions are final and can’t be appealed
  • The final selection of winners will be based solely on the video recordings submitted
  • Several winners may be selected in each category
  • Grand Prize can be awarded for an outstanding performance

 

Awards and Performance

Participants will be awarded Certificates  and Cash awards

Young Musicians Category, 4 – 6 years old
Young Musicians Category, 7 – 10 years old

  • ​First Place: $250
  • Second Place: $150
  • Third Place $75
  • Honorable Mention
  • Certificate for Participation to all contestants

Junior Category, 11 – 12 years old
Junior Category, 13 – 14 years old

  • ​First Place: $300
  • Second Place: $200
  • Third Place $100
  • Honorable Mention
  • Certificate for Participation to all contestants

​Intermediate, 15 – 17 years old

  • ​First Place: $500
  • Second Place: $400
  • Third Place $300
  • Honorable Mention
  • Certificate for Participation to all contestants

All winners will be invited to perform at the Winners Recital scheduled for Spring 2022 in Manhattan, NY. 

Winners Recital fee is $100 plus Guest Tickets of $40/pp will be available on a first come first serve basis at the door on the day of the event.