RULES and REGULATIONS
Date and Place
Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2023
Place: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Mercer Island 8501 SE 40th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Winner's concert on March 5th, 2023, 3:30pm
The competition is open to All students from 5th to 12th grade.
Divisions: Piano, String, Woodwind/Brass, Voice, Chamber
This division is open to 5th to 8th grade students
This division is open to 9th to 12th grade students
Registration Period: January 22nd to February 25th
Each contestant must submit a completed application with a $60 fee between January 22nd to February 25th.
Instrument: Each performer will play one or two selections of contrasting styles from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods within 10 minutes.
Voice: Choose two contrasting selections from classical repertoire within 10 min. No musical theater selections and selections should be sung in original languages.
Chamber (Duet~ Octets): Each Chamber group will play one or two selections of contrasting styles from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods within 10 minutes.
Each contestant must perform by memory except Chambers.
Each contestant is required to provide his/her own accompanist.
Each contestant must bring two copies of music for judges
Entrants must check in 30 minutes before their performance
If 10 minutes of allotted time is exceeded, judges will stop listening the performance.
The judges' decisions are final and may not be appealed.
Yerin Kim, DMA: Director of Keyboard Studies Music department, Central Washington University
Michael Jinsoo Lim: Concertmaster, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Violin Faculty, Cornish College of the Arts
Prizes, Awards Ceremony, and Winners Recital
The Grand prize winner of the entire competition will receive a $500 scholarship award and have the opportunity to perform at KMA's Annual Concert, which will take place at Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall.
Each division will be awarded First Place: $200, Second Place: $100, and Honorable Mentions.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on the next day of the competition at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on March 5th, 3:30pm.
Selected winners will have the opportunity to perform in a concert at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on March 5th, 3:30pm. There also may be an interview for the winners. Detailed information will be emailed to the winners.
There may be an opportunity for the winner to be invited to perform at an event at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle.