1. All solo music must be memorized in order for the contestant to be eligible for a prize or placement.
  2. Contestants entered in more than one secondary category (Solo, Baroque, American) must use a different repertoire for each category.
  3. Solo contestants can sign up to 3 solo categories within Prodigy and Open. If contestants sign up for Prodigy or Open categories they cannot sign up for any Qualified categories and vice versa.
  4. Ensembles may only be entered in one primary category (Open, Qualified).
  5. Ensemble contestants must supply their own accompanists.
  6. Ensemble contestants may not compete more than once in the same category.
  7. Ensemble age categories are based on the age of the eldest member.
  8. First place winners may not re-enter the same or a lower category the year following their first place win.
  9. Contact between the judges and contestants, teachers and parents is prohibited before, during and after the contest.
  10. Contestants must be present at the awards ceremony to receive their awards. Awards left unclaimed at the awards ceremony will be offered to the next runner up in that category.
  11. Contestants’ contest schedule is selected at random.
  12. If less than 3 contestants enroll in a particular category age group, that section may be discontinued and the contestants entered in a comparable category.

 Contest Entry Details

  1. All contestants must submit a copy of a proof of age document.
  2. Categorical age placement is determined by the contestant’s age on July 1.
  3. All contestants must provide a copy of the music to be performed for the judges.
  4. All contestants should submit entry forms by event due day. Late entries may be accommodated for an additional $15 processing fee for each contestant.