PRELIMINARY VIDEO AUDITION for SOLO CATEGORY 
DEADLINE: Friday, March 18, 2022
 (Entry fee: $80)
Late Preliminary application deadline: April 8, 2022 with additional $50 fee

  • 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 18, 2022.
  • All applicants will be informed of the jury’s decision regarding the preliminary round by no later than April 22, 2022. 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 iis required for all levels and categories.

Preliminary repertoire requirements for SOLO category:

  • Two original contrasting piano compositions of different musical eras.  Elementary level participants may perform compositions of the same time period if they are contrasting in nature/character.  
  • Collections of short works (Example: Chopin’s Preludes) are allowed.
  • Memorization is not required for this round.  
  • Preliminary audition repertoire does not have to be the same as the live round

SEMI-FINAL LIVE ROUND for SOLO CATEGORY 
Application deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022
(Entry fee: $130, includes the final round)

  • The Semifinal round will be held June 22-23, 2022 and will be open to the general public. Each contestant must appear before the panel of judges at his/her designated time.
  • Warm-up rooms at assigned times will be available to all semi-finalists.
  • Semi-final round results will be announced at the end of each day of the Semi-final performances. 

Semi-final Time Limit for SOLO category: 

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

Elementary A: up to 6 minutes
Elementary B: up to 8 minutes
Intermediate A: up to 10 minutes
Intermediate B: up to 12 minutes
Advanced A: up to 14 minutes
Advanced B: up to 16 minutes

Semi-final Repertoire Requirements for SOLO category:

  • Two original contrasting piano compositions of different musical eras.  Elementary level participants may perform compositions of the same time period if they are contrasting in nature/character (If uncertain, please contact us at team@carmelklavier.org to have your repertoire approved).
  • Collections of short works (Example: Chopin’s Preludes) are allowed (count as one composition)
  • Contestants may use the same piece/pieces from the Preliminary (video) round.
  • Memorization is required.

FINAL LIVE ROUND 

  • 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 26th, 2022 at 6:30pm followed by Winners’ Concert.  

Final round time limit for SOLO 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: up to 5 minutes
Elementary B: up to 6 minutes
Intermediate A: up to 7 minutes
Intermediate B: up to 8 minutes
Advanced A: up to 9 minutes
Advanced B: up to 10 minutes

Final Round Repertoire Requirements for Solo category:

  • One piece of your choice from any era written for solo piano. 
  • Contestants may use the same piece as the Preliminary (video) round, but not from the semi-final live round.
  • Collections of short works (Example: Chopin’s Preludes) are allowed.
  • Memorization is required. 

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