General Information

  • The “Concours International de Musique Online” is a music competition open to participants of all nationalities, ages, and skill levels. This is a video submission format competition with 2 rounds, as well as a Special Round & Winners Concert.
  • Instrument choices are comprehensive and include Piano, Strings, Wind & Brass, Voice, and Guitar.
  • Contestants will compete across 4 divisions: Novice, Standard, Expert and Virtuoso.
  • Only the Standard, Expert, and Virtuoso divisions may advance to the Grand Prix round.
  • Only the Expert and Virtuoso divisions will have the opportunity to perform live in-person at Soka Performing Arts Center.
  • Contestants age will be determined by their birth year.
  • Categories available include Free Choice, Baroque & Classical, Romantic & Impressionism, 20th Century & Contemporary, Chopin-Liszt, Concerto, Duo-Quartet, Duet, and Chamber Music.
  • The same repertoire can be used in different categories.

Competition Schedule

  • The Preliminary Round will be held on November 10th, 2022. This is a casual round well suited for all skill levels, and has no entry fees.
  • On November 30th, 2022, things begin heating up with the Final Round. Here, contestants will be competing for Medals, Trophies, and Certificates.
  • A special round, known as the “Concours pour le Grand Prix“, will be held on December 17th, 2022. This round is in “Live” Zoom format and is open to winners from the Final Round (Standard, Expert and Virtuoso divisions only). Here, contestants will be competing for cash prizes as well as an opportunity to perform at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Summer of 2023. Your repertoire for this round may be different from previous rounds.
  • Finally, the Awards Ceremony & Winners Concert will be held on December 18th, 2022, at Azusa Pacific University’s Munson Recital Hall located in Azusa, California.

Rules and Regulations

  • For the Preliminary Round, all applications must be completed by November 10th, 2022. This includes video submission and full payment of any registration fees.
  • For the Final Round, all applications must be completed by November 30th, 2022. This includes video submission and full payment of entry and registration fees.
  • Participants may compete in as many categories as they like, as long as they are all within the same difficulty level.
  • For categories which require a piano accompanist, you may still submit the performance video of your own part without a pianist.
  • Only 1 application and payment are required for Duo-Quartet, Duet and Chamber Music. The application must be completed by the oldest member of the group/team. Please be sure to enter the names and emails of all group/team members on the application.
  • Videos must not be edited in any way, and provide a clear view of the contestant’s hands and feet.
  • We are unable to process incomplete applications, so please be sure to provide all required information, and make sure said information is accurate.
  • All payments of application and registration fees are final, and non-refundable.
  • Jury decisions are final, and cannot be appealed. Notes takes by the jury are considered confidential and will not be revealed to anyone outside of the jury, including contestants.
  • IAPMT reserved the right to use contestants’ photos and videos for professional and promotional uses. By submitting your photos and videos during the application process, you agree to waive all rights and claims to said media.

Prizes

  • All winners from the Final Round will receive medals and certificates.
  • Grand Prix winners (Standard, Expert, and Virtuoso only) will receive cash prizes, and a selected few (Expert and Virtuoso only) will receive a chance to perform at the Soka Performing Arts Center in the Summer of 2023.
  • Grand Prix winners will have a chance to win a Kawai GL-10 Baby Grand Piano valued at $20,000 or a LAVS workshop Collaboration Violin with case and bow valued at $11,000.
  • Selected winners from the Grand Prix will also receive scholarships from Asuza Pacific University and Montecito International Music Festival.

Repertoire

  • All pieces for Piano or Strings must be played by memory.
  • You may play 1 piece, or multiple pieces as long as you are within the time limit.
  • For the Virtuoso division, you are required to perform two pieces per category. Regarding the Concerto category, two movements are required. These may be from the same or different concertos.
  • For the Grand Prix round, only 1 piece is allowed.
  • If your repertoire exceeds the time limit, then the judges will not completely listen to everything.
  • The same repertoire may be used for different categories within the same age group and division.
  • For the Grand Prix round, your repertoire may be the same as or different from the other rounds.
  • For the Final Round, you may submit the same video as the Preliminary round, or a different one if you like.

Piano

  • Free Choice
  • Baroque & Classical
  • Romantic & Impressionism
  • 20th Century & Contemporary
  • Chopin-Liszt
  • Concerto
  • Duo-Quartet (2 Pianos, 4-8 Hands)
  • Duet (1 Piano, 4 Hands)
  • Chamber Music (String Trio, Piano Trio, Chamber Orchestra)

Strings

  • Free Choice
  • Baroque & Classical
  • Romantic & Impressionism
  • 20th Century & Contemporary
  • Vivaldi
  • Paganini
  • Concerto
  • Trio-Quartet
  • Duet
  • Chamber Music

Brass

  • Free Choice
  • Baroque & Classical
  • Romantic & Impressionism
  • 20th Century & Contemporary
  • Concerto
  • Trio-Quartet
  • Duet
  • Chamber Music

Vocal

  • Free Choice
  • Baroque & Classical
  • Romantic & Impressionism
  • 20th Century & Contemporary
  • Classical Vocal
  • Musical Theater

Guitar

  • Free Choice
  • Baroque & Classical
  • Romantic & Impressionism
  • 20th Century & Contemporary
  • Francisco Tarrega
  • Isaac Albeniz
  • Concerto
  • Trio-Quartet
  • Duet
  • Chamber Music

Winds

  • Free Choice
  • Baroque & Classical
  • Romantic & Impressionism
  • 20th Century & Contemporary
  • Concerto
  • Trio-Quartet
  • Duet
  • Chamber Music

Entry Fees

  • Below you will find the entry fees for the Final and Special rounds.
  • The Preliminary round is on November 10th and has a one-time registration fee of $15.