BMTG INTERCONTINENTAL COMPETITION 2021

Rules and Repertoire Requirements 2021

MUSIC OF IMMORTAL AND LIVING COMPOSERS

The Brooklyn Music Teachers Guild is proud to present the BMTG Intercontinental Competition 2021, featuring music of Immortal and Living Composers!

 

There will be four piano categories:

  • Piano Solo

  • Piano Duet (One Piano/Four Hands)

  • Piano Trio (One Piano/Six Hands)

  • Piano with Chamber Orchestra/Ensemble 

Piano Competition - Conducted in 2 Rounds

 

Round One - Music of Immortal Composers (17th - 21st Century)

Repertoire may not include works of living composers, except for Piano Trio (One Piano/Six Hands) and Piano with Chamber Orchestra/Ensemble.

Round Two - Music of Living Composers (Featured Living Composers)

Repertoire selections for Piano with Chamber Orchestra/Ensemble will be posted and updated.

Required Materials to enter the competition include:

  • Complete Round One Application (Piano Solo, Piano Duet, Piano Trio, Piano with Chamber Orchestra/Ensemble)

  • A copy of birth certificate or passport that serves as proof of the applicant's age as of July 20, 2021 (Round One and Round Two), and country of residence.

  • The age of the contestant will be determined by the date when Application and Application Fee have been received.

  • An unedited video recording of applicant's performance of required works, which should not exceed the allowed time duration, designated in regulations. The video should not contain any references to the name of the performer (ex. subtitles), but should include angles of the performer's face and hands. The video should be submitted via YouTube (private/unlisted video), or Dropbox. No simplified arrangements will be accepted.

  • A non-refundable application fee for Round One submitted with application. Fee is payable online. 

  • A non-refundable application fee for Round Two will be submitted with application by those contestants who pass Round One. Fee is payable online. 

Application Deadline for Round One

  • Application Deadline:  July 20, 2021

Application Deadline for Round Two

  • Application Deadline:  November 21, 2021

For Round Two, the repertoire must be selected from the list of featured Living Composers. Some of the music may need to be obtained directly from the composer or publisher. Please direct all questions regarding the repertoire to: bmtgmusic@yahoo.com

PIANO SOLO CATEGORY

Elementary Level A: ages 5 - 7

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes 

Intermediate Level A: ages 11 - 13

ROUND ONE:  1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 6 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 6 minutes 

Advanced Level A: ages 16 - 18

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 7 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 7 minutes 

Elementary Level B: ages 8 - 10

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes 

Intermediate Level B: ages 14 - 15

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 6 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 6 minutes 

Advanced Level B: ages 26 +

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes 

College Level: ages 19 - 25

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes 

PIANO DUET CATEGORY
(One Piano, Four Hands)

Elementary Level A: ages up to 9

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works,up to 5 minutes 

Intermediate Level A: ages up to 13

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 6 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 6 minutes 

Advanced Level A: ages up to 18

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes 

Elementary Level B: ages up to 11

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes 

Intermediate Level B: ages up to 15

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 7 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 7 minutes 

Advanced Level B: up to any age 

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes 

College Level: ages up to 25

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes 

PIANO TRIO CATEGORY
(One Piano, Six Hands)

Elementary Level A: ages up to 9

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes 

Intermediate Level A: ages up to 13

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 6 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 6 minutes 

Advanced Level A: ages up to 18

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes 

Elementary Level B: ages up to 11

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works,up to 5 minutes 

Intermediate Level B: ages up to 15

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 7 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 7 minutes 

Advanced Level B: up to any age 

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes 

College Level: ages up to 25

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes 

PIANO WITH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/ENSEMBLE
(Repertoire selections for Piano with Chamber Orchestra/Ensemble will be posted and updated. It will include concertos and other compositions, orchestrated for Piano and Chamber Orchestra/Ensemble.  The same repertoire selection may be used for both rounds, which might include a single composition or a single movement of a concerto. For the first round the contestants have also a choice to prepare one or two solo works by Immortal Composers. The listed repertoire is not assigned to any specific age group.) 

Elementary Level A: ages 5 to 6

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 5 minutes 

Intermediate Level A: ages 9 to 10

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 7 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 7 minutes 

Advanced Level A: ages 13 to 14

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 9 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 9 minutes 

Elementary Level B: ages 7 to 8

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 6 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works,up to 6 minutes 

Intermediate Level B: ages 11 to 12

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 8 minutes 

Advanced Level B: ages 15 to 16 

ROUND ONE: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 10 minutes

ROUND TWO: 1 or 2 contrasting works, up to 10 minutes 

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