Divisions and Repertoire Requirements
Saturday, December 2nd, 2012, at the University of Illinois of Chicago
- Senior (grades 9-12)
- Junior (grades 6-8)
- Elementary (grades 3-5)
- Primary (grade 2 and younger)
- All students must perform two pieces - one piece of his/her choice (performed from memory; see below for further details) and one piece from the required repertoire list (music allowed). More information, including a list of the required pieces and purchasing information, can be found on our required repertoire page.
- Piano division: one solo piece of the student's choice, performed without repeats
- Violin division: one piece for violin and piano or the first or third movement from any concerto, performed without repeats
- Students may compete in higher divisions than their normal group. Students must play the required piece appropriate for the division in which they will compete.
- From each of the eight divisions the judges will select the student(s) with the best interpretation of his/her required repertoire. Each winner will receive an award (see below). These winners are selected independently of the overall winners.
- Judges may not hear pieces in their entirety due to time constraints. Approximate time limits for contestants is as follows:
- Senior division: 10 minutes
- Junior division: 8 minutes
- Elementary division: 8 minutes
- Primary division: 8 minutes
- Application fee ($40) and application must be submitted by November 17, 2012. Please see our application page for more information.
- One clean copy of the original music score and two clean photocopies must be provided for the judges. Contestants will not be allowed to compete if s/he fails to provide a clean original music score. Please number measures at the beginning of each line.
- First prize winners may not compete in the same division in the following years.
- All judges' decisions are final.
- Prizes may not be awarded at the judges' discretion.
- The competition will not provide an accompanist but can recommend pianists upon request. The contestant is responsible for arranging rehearsals and paying expenses for the accompanist.
- Information regarding winners and the winners' concert will be announced immediately after the competition on this website and in the Korea Times Chicago.
- Senior division: first ($500), second ($400), third ($300),
best interpretation of Korean music ($200)
- Junior division: first ($300), second ($200), third ($100),
best interpretation of Korean music ($100)
- Elementary division: first ($150), second ($100), third ($75),
best interpretation of Korean music ($75)
- Primary division: first ($100), second ($75), third ($50),
best interpretation of Korean music ($50)
- Winners may additionally be contacted for future performance opportunities.
- Korea Times of Chicago (co-host)
- Seoul National University Alumni Association of Chicago
- Doosan Yongkang Foundation
Please feel free to email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.