Elementary A: (ages up to 7)
Elementary B: (ages up to 9)
Intermediate A: (ages up to 11)
Intermediate B: (ages up to 13)
Advanced A: (ages up to 15)
Advanced B: (ages up to 18)

DEADLINE: Friday, March 22, 2024
 (Entry fee: $50 per contestant)

  • The adjudication committee will evaluate the contestant’s video submission. All videos are to be submitted via YouTube link/links. The video/s may be recorded within nine months prior to March 22, 2024.
  • All applicants will be informed of the jury’s decision regarding the preliminary round by no later than April 21, 2024. Those who passed will be invited to participate in the live rounds of the competition at the Center of the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.  
  • If a contestant chooses to withdraw from the competition, he/she is asked to notify the competition committee at least 48 hours prior to the beginning of the designated round.
  • Any violation of the rules and regulations by the contestant may result in his/her expulsion from the competition.
  • The preliminary audition is required for all levels and categories.

Preliminary repertoire requirements for DUET category

  • One duet work for one piano/four hands. Original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions are accepted. 
  • Memorization is not required.
  • Collections of short works of the same composer are allowed if fit in the time limit.

Application deadline: Friday, May 10, 2024
(Entry fee: $90 per contestant)

  • The Final round is open to the general public. Each contestant must appear before the panel of judges at his/her designated time.
  • Warm-up rooms and assigned warm up times will be available to all finalists.
  • Additional practice times will be available to all the participants strictly on a first-come-first-served basis at the Center of the Performing Arts and other locations (TBA). No pre-arrangements for practice times will be available before the competition.
  • All final round results will be announced at the Final Award Ceremony on Sunday, June 30th, 2024 at 6:30pm followed by Winners’ Concert.  

Final round time limit for DUET category: 

The performance time will be determined by the level entered, and the contestant’s performance may be stopped once the time limit is exceeded by the judges’ discretion.

Elementary A (ages up to 7): up to 8 minutes
Elementary B (ages up to 9): up to 8 minutes
Intermediate A (ages up to 11): up to 12 minutes
Intermediate B
 (ages up to 11): up to 12 minutes
Advanced A (ages up to 15): up to 16 minutes
Advanced B (ages up to 18): up to 16 minutes

Final round repertoire requirements for DUET category:

  • Two piano duets.  
  • Original compositions, arrangements and transcriptions are accepted.