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To enter, complete and submit the application form and a $25 non-refundable application fee by February 15, 2018.

Contestants should prepare repertoire of their choice using the guidelines below. The music should not exceed 10 minutes in length. A timekeeper will stop the performance after 10 minutes. The same music should be performed for the preliminary recorded and live performance rounds of the competition.

Memorization is not required for pianists.

Each piece/movement submitted must be recorded as a complete "take" and cannot be edited. Ideally, a piece normally performed with piano should be recorded with accompaniment, but it is not required. It is acceptable to use SmartMusic. Recordings may be video or audio and should be submitted by providing a YouTube link on the application.

During the semi-final division round and the final round, pieces written with accompaniment must be performed with accompaniment.  Contestants may use their own accompanists or use an APSU accompanist for an additional non-refundable fee of $25. If using an APSU accompanist, contestants should submit a payment and PDF of the accompaniment(s) by March 1, 2018.

Any questions concerning rules and repertoire should be directed to Dr. Lisa Wolynec, Competitions Coordinator at Judges for each competition category will feature prominent performers and professors in the relevant field. Therefore, the decisions of the judges are final and cannot be contested. Additionally, organizers reserve the right to not name a "Division" winner should the judges feel a minimum performance level or appropriate competition within a "Division" is not achieved. Contestants will be notified by February 22 if they have been chosen to progress to the Live Semi-Final Division Round. Audition times will be based on order of application and accompanist needs.