Age Categories

Professional Categories

Group A Category
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Age 6 And younger
*Free Repertoire selection
*5 minutes max

Advanced Category
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Age 15-17
*two or more pieces of contestant's choosing.
Must include one piece by J.S.Bach or C.P.E Bach
*20 minutes max

Amateur Category
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Age 18+(open)
*Free Repertoire selection
*20 Mins Max

Special Categories

Bach Group Category
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No Age Limit
  *Two or more contrasting pieces by J.S.Bach or C.P.E Bach
*No more than 20 minutes total

Composition Group Category
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No Age Limit
*One piece of contestant's own original composition
*No more than 15 minutes total

Group B Category
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Age 7-8
*Free Repertoire selection
*8 minutes max

Group C Category
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Age 9-10
*Free Repertoire selection
*10 minutes max

Group D Category
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Age 11-12

*two or more pieces of contestant's choosing.
Must include one piece by J.S.Bach or C.P.E Bach
*12 minutes max

Group E Category
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Age 13-14

*two or more pieces of contestant's choosing.
Must include one piece by J.S.Bach or C.P.E Bach
*15 minutes max

Classical Sonata Category
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No Age Limit
*One complete sonata by Haydn,Beethoven,Mozart,Schubert 
*No more than 30 minutes total

F.Chopin Group Category
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No Age Limit
 *Two or more contrasting pieces by Chopin
*No more than 20 minutes total

Junior Category
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Age 12 - 15

Preliminary Round:

*One movement of Classical Sonata
*One piece by J.S.BACH
*One free repertoire selection of contestant's choosing
*no more than 15 minutes total


Final Round (No more than 3 finalist will be chosen)

*A 35  minutes recital with repertoire chosen by the contestant.
*Program must include at least one fast etude.

Young Artist Category
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Age 16 - 18

Preliminary Round:

*One movement of Classical Sonata
*One piece by J.S.BACH
*One free repertoire selection of contestant's choosing
*no more than 15 minutes total

Final Round (No more than 3 finalist will be chosen)

*A 45  minutes recital with repertoire chosen by the contestant.
*Program must include at least one fast etude.

Artists Category
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Age 19 - 32

Preliminary Round:

*One movement of classical sonata 
*One piece by J.S.BACH

*One free repertoire selection of contestant's choosing
*One fast etude

*no more than 20 minutes total

Final Round (No more than 3 finalist will be chosen)

*One 55  minutes recital with repertoire chosen by the contestant.

Composition Work Group Category
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No Age Limit
*One or more piece of composed after 1950
*No more than 15 minutes total