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Competition Requirements

Application Categories 

  • Keyboard

  • Strings

  • Woodwind and Brass

  • Percussions

  • Voice

  • Ensemble

  • Concerto

  • Pop and Jazz

  • Traditional Music

  • Composition

 

Age Categories

School Students: 

Young Musicians Category, 5 – 6 years old;

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old;

Young Musicians Category, 9 – 10 years old;

​Junior Category, 11 – 12 years old;

Junior Category, 13 – 14 years old;

​Intermediate, 15 – 16 years old;

Intermediate, 17 – 18 years old; *

Adults (18 and older):

Musicians without a professional degree, 18+

College Students and Professional Musicians, 18+ *

* 18-year-old school students must enter the Intermediate category. 18-year-old college students must apply under the College Students/Professionals category.

For the ensemble, combine the age of all members and divide it by the number of members.

Application Deadline​

The materials and application fee must be submitted by the competition deadline listed on the competition page.

All videos will be temporarily published on our website for public view after the deadline.

The results will be announced within three weeks after the deadline.

Application Fee

Application Fees are available on the Apply Now pageApplication Fees are not refundable.

Repertoire Requirements

For all competitions except Concerto and Composition:

One Piece of your choice, performed from memory. The video recording can be any length but no longer than 10 minutes.

For Concerto competition only:

One movement of the Concerto of your choice, performed from memory. There is no time limit for the concerto category.

For Composition competition only:

One selection of your choice, written by the applicant within the past five years. The composition duration can be any length. YouTube links are preferred, but MP3 files are also acceptable. Scores must be provided to the competition.

How to Apply

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

  • Application fee

  • A completed online Application Form

  • YouTube link to the video recording

  • Portrait photo of the applicant or the ensemble

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Competition Rules

  • Judges’ decisions are final and can’t be appealed.

  • All applicants will undergo the preliminary selection step.

  • The recording should be a fair representation of the participant’s abilities but does not need to be of professional quality.

  • The final selection of winners will be based solely on the video recordings submitted.

  • Several winners may be selected within each competition category.

  • Only winners will be published on the Winners pages of the website.

  • A special Grand Prize may be awarded to a participant with an outstanding performance, signifying the highest recognition in the competition. 

  • Audience Award - one performance will be selected in each competition based on the majority of audience votes.

  • NEW! As a valuable learning opportunity, participants can now choose to receive written feedback/comments about their performance from the competition's adjudicators. This feedback aims to provide constructive criticism and insights to further the participant's musical growth.

Awards and Performance

The special trophy-plaque with personal engraving will be awarded to every Grand Prize Winner and an Audience Award Winner that receives the most votes.

 

The certificates will be awarded to all participants, their teachers, and piano accompanists.

All winners will be invited to the Award Ceremony in Toronto, Canada. Selected winners will be invited to perform at the Winners' Recital during the Award Ceremony in Toronto, Canada*.

Place distribution:

  • First Place (various subcategories)

  • Second Place (various subcategories)

  • Third Place (various subcategories)

  • Certificate for participation

  • A special Grand Prize may be awarded to a participant with an outstanding performance, signifying the highest recognition in the competition.

Win amazing prizes! Our online music competitions have a fund of $5000 allocated for cash prizes. The prizes are distributed based on the decision of our expert adjudicators. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your talent and earn recognition. Apply now!

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*Please note that there will be a Fee for the Winners' Recital and Award Ceremony participants.

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