Regulations

Regulations

1. The CIMC has both Professional and Amateur Categories.

2. Amateur Category Repertoire Requirements

Participant must perform two pieces

One Self-chosen Virtuoso Etude (any composer and any period)

One Self-chosen work: any work of any composer from the Baroque period, the Classical period, the Romantic period and the Modern period.

3. Professional Category Repertoire Requirements

Participant must perform at least four solo works from different periods.

One Self-chosen Virtuoso Etude (any composer, any period)

One Self-chosen Baroque work.

One Self-chosen Classical Sonata

One Self-chosen work (any composer, any period)

4. Group requirements

Participants of all age groups of each division can choose to participate in both solo and ensemble categories.

For example, participants can choose to compete in amateur or professional solo category and the ensemble division at the same time.

Repertoire

Age Classifications (Solo Instrumental Division)

Age Group Category
4-6 years old Young musician I
7-9 years old Young musician II
10-12years old Young Musician III
13-14years old Young Artist I
15-17years old Young Artist II
18 and above Concert Artist group

Performance Duration of Each Category

A. Self Choice Etude : Any Composer

Young musician I—One or two pieces, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer

Young musician II—One or two piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young Musician III- One or two piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I—One or two piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II-- One or two piece, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One or two piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

B. Self choice Baroque works

Young musician I—One or two pieces, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer

Young musician II—One or two pieces, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician III—One or two pieces, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One or two piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer, fugal portions of the piece must be performed

Young Artist II--One or two piece, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer, fugal portions of the piece must be performed

Concert Artist group--One or two piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer, fugal portions of the piece must be performed

C. Self choice Classical Sonata works

Young musician I--One Sonata, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

Young musician II—One Sonata, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

Young musician III—One Sonata, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

Young Artist I--One Sonata, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

Young Artist II--One Sonata, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

Concert Artist group--One Sonata, no longer than 10 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

D. Romantic period works

Young musician I-- One piece, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer

Young musician II-- One piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician III-- One piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II--One piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One piece, no longer than 10 minutes, any composer

Note: Sergei Rachmaninoff’s works count as Romantic works

E. Twentieth/Twenty-first century works 

Young musician I-- One piece, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer

Young musician II-- One piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician III-- One piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II--One piece, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

F. Self-choice Russian works

Young musician I-- One piece, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer

Young musician II-- One piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician III-- One piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II--One piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One piece, no longer than 10 minutes, any composer

G. Piano Duo/Four Hands

a) Piano four-hands 

Young musician I-- One piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician II-- One piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young musician III-- One piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One piece, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II--One piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One piece, no longer than 9 minutes, any composer

b) Piano Duo 

Young musician I-- One piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician II-- One piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young musician III-- One piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One piece, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II--One piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One piece, no longer than 9 minutes, any composer

Note: age group is determined by the average age of the two entrants

Chamber Music Division

Age Group Category
6-12 years old Young Artist Category
13-17 years old Youth Artist Category
18 and above Concert Artist Category

Note: The age requirement of each age group is according to the average age of participants. For example, the average age of Young Artist Category is no older than 12 years. The average age of Youth Artist Category is no older than 17 years. The average age of Concert Artist Category is no older than 28 years.

Repertoire Requirements

Young Artist Category – Self-chosen one to three works from any composer and any period. The performance duration no longer than 10 minutes

Youth Artist Category – Self-chosen one to three works from any composer and any period. The performance duration no longer than 18 minutes

Concert Artist Category - Self-chosen one to three works from any composer and any period. The performance duration no longer than 25 minutes

Vocal Division

1. Participants of each age group may choose to apply with one or more pieces.

2. If participants want to compete for the top three prizes in the vocal division, they must apply with at least three contrasting vocal works.

3. If participants choose to perform only one or two vocal works, they can still compete for individual special awards.

Age Group

Age Group
4-6 years old Children Singer I
7-9 years old Children singer II
10-13 years old Youth Vocalist I
14-15 years old Youth Vocalist II
16-17 years old Youth Vocalist III
18 and above Concert Vocalist

Repertoire Requirements and Performance Duration

Child Singer I—one to three works, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer, any language

Child Singer II—one to three works, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer, any language

Youth Vocalist I—one to three works, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer, any language

Youth Vocalist II—one work, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer, any language

Youth Vocalist III—one work, no longer than 10 minutes, any composer, any language

Concert Vocalist Group—one work, no longer than 15 minutes, any composer, any language

Vocal Duo Or Trio Category

Child Singer I—one to three works, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer, any language

Child Singer II—one to three works, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer, any language

Youth Vocalist I—one to three works, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer, any language

Youth Vocalist II—one to three works, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer, any language

Youth Vocalist III—one to three works, no longer than 9 minutes, any composer, any language

Concert Vocalist Group—one to three works, no longer than 10 minutes, any composer, any language

Note: The age group of vocal participants is based on the average age of all participants

Contact Us

  • Sponsor:88Keys to Cure
  • Phone: 1-785-764-3527
  • Email: cimc2018@gmail.com
  • Website: cimcusa.org
  • Organizer:International Institute of Piano Artistry
  • Co-organizers:Wheaton College and Milan Conservatory
  • Address:750 Commerce Plaza II Building 7400 West 110th Street, Overland Park KS 66210-2362 USA