About the Competition

Deadlines: 

  • February 15 - July 10, 2022: Competition Application (closed) 

  • July 15, 2022: Staff announces competition results and notifies competitors of their advancement to the LIVE Semifinal Round in Oxford, AL on August 8-13, 2022. 

  • July 20, 2022: Semifinalists notify staff of their intent to compete in the Live Semifinal Round in Oxford, AL.  

ONLINE PRELIMINARY ROUND 

 

The International Piano Competition, Classical and Jazz Divisions, are open to two age groups (age as of July 10, 2022):  

Classical Division 

  • Level A (12—18) – minimum of 15 minutes, maximum of 20 minutes 

  • Level B (19—26) – minimum of 15 minutes, maximum of 20 minutes 

 

  • Repertoire Requirement: Free choice of solo piano repertoire (2-3 pieces) selected from two or more stylistic periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, or 20th-21st century stylistic periods). The styles of the pieces performed should be varied to reflect the abilities of the performer.  

 

Jazz Division 

  • (12—26) – minimum of 15 minutes, maximum of 20 minutes 

  • Repertoire Requirement: Free choice of solo piano repertoire (2-3 pieces) selected from two or more jazz styles (Be-bop, Latin Jazz, contemporary, others). The styles of the pieces performed should be varied to reflect the abilities of the performer.  

 

Online Preliminary Round auditions require uploading a video as part of the application by the deadline of July 10, 2022. 

 

Submit: 

  • Current biography (maximum 500 words) in a WORD document file (.doc, .docx). 

  • One (1) color photograph (headshot) uploaded as HI-RES 300dpi JPEG file. 

  • Repertoire List with timings (composer, title of piece, approx. timing) uploaded as a WORD file. If changing repertoire for different rounds, please list repertoire with timings for each progressive round. 

  • Performance video recorded within the past twelve (12) months showing hands and face of the applicant.  

Caution:

Upload the online video as early as possible to avoid last-minute difficulties in the process. 

  • Application Fee: Both Classical and Jazz Divisions ($30 USD)   

 

Time limits: 
Refer to the following age levels for video time limits for online auditions. These time limits are also the time limits for the Semifinal and Final Rounds of the competition. 

 

Judging the Online Preliminary Round: 
For the Online Preliminary Round, a team of judges will evaluate each performance for Technical and Artistic Merit. Competitors with the highest scores will progress to the live Semifinal Round in Oxford, Alabama.  

SEMIFINAL & FINAL ROUNDS 

 

August 8 - August 13, 2022, in Oxford, Alabama, USA. 

 

Masterclasses

All of the selected semifinalists will participate in six masterclasses  presented by our prestigious jury the week of the competition.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the Semifinal Round by email through getacceptd.com no later than July 15, 2022. Please check Getacceptd.com frequently for announcements and important updates. 

All pianists selected for the Semifinal Round to take place in Oxford, Alabama, must confirm by email their intent to compete in the Semifinal Round no later than July 20, 2022. The Semifinal schedule will then be prepared, and each competitor will receive his or her time of performance. 

 

Repertoire requirements: 
Repertoire for the Semifinal and Final Rounds may be the same as for the Preliminary Round. If the competition participant wants to change the solo repertoire in any round, the changes must be noted in the Preliminary Round application where the competition repertoire is listed. Any repertoire listings for any later round may not be changed after July 1
0, 2022.  

 

Judging the LIVE Semifinal Round: 
For the LIVE Semifinal Round, a team of judges will individually evaluate performances for Technical and Artistic Merit, and then conference together to select the three (3) finalists to compete in the Final Round. 
 

Judging the LIVE Final Round: 
For the LIVE Final Round, the team of judges will rate performances and assign a numerical score for Technical Merit and for Artistic Merit. The finalists with the highest composite scores for Technical and Artistic Merit will receive the Gold and Silver Medals, and the audience will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pianist in each category. All judges’ decisions are final. 

 

Arrival Dates 

Selected Semifinalists in all divisions should arrive in Oxford, Alabama on Sunday, August 7, 2022. A schedule of rehearsal times, masterclasses, and other activities will be sent to all semifinalists via email through getacceptd.com.