2024 Ogden Concerto Competition

Main Competition Calendar

Competition Semifinals
November 2, 11:59 p.m. MDTRegistration and Video Submission Deadline
November 9, 8 p.m.Competition Finalists Announced
Competition FinalsHeld at the Pleasant Valley Library:
5568 Adams Ave, Washington Terrace, UT
November 15-18, ThursdayCompetition Finals for All Categories

*dates subject to revision for 2024 season

First Place Cash Awards

Piano SoloPiano EnsemblePiano in Chamber EnsemblePiano Concerto
Young Elementary (8 and Under)
Elementary (5-10)
Junior (5-15)
Elementary (5-10)
Elementary (9-11)
Junior (11-14)
Senior (16+)
Junior (11-14)
Junior (12-15)
Senior (15-18)
Senior (15-18)
Senior (16-18)

Novice Divisions

Novice Categories Awards: top 15 percent of performers will receive Honors and $20 cash.

Piano Solo NovicePiano Concerto Novice
Young Elementary (8 and under)Elementary (5-10)
Elementary (9-11)Junior (11-14)
Junior (12-15)Senior (15-18)
Senior (16-18)

Piano Concerto Category 

Elementary (ages 5-10)
Junior (ages 11-14)
Senior (ages 15-18)

Elementary: $35
Junior: $50
Senior: $100
Each level will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

All participants will be given a certificate of participation. 1st place will receive a cash prize, 2nd and 3rd place will receive a certificate of recognition for their award. All prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

See approved concerto list here. Memory is required.
No changes in repertoire are allowed between the Preliminary and Final rounds

All competitors will perform unaccompanied in the video submission and the LIVE Final Round. Cuts of orchestra sections are allowed in the video submission . Solo passages must be prepared in their entirety.

Additional Rules and Regulations: Concerto Competition

A $35 Registration Fee is due upon submission of your application. At registration competitors will include YouTube links to the video in the form. Read video submission instructions carefully.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation and adjudication comments. Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

No changes in repertoire are allowed between preliminary and final rounds. Memory is required for both rounds.

PRELIMINARY ROUND: Preliminaries will be judged by one judge from video recordings. Competitors will submit one separate video recording per piece. Video recordings must be unedited with the camera view showing full body and hands at the keyboard. Competitors must state “This recording is made for the Ogden Piano Festival.” Any additional speaking in video recordings may result in disqualification.

Videos must not have text overlay or any other identifying information about the student, their teacher, or previous competitions they have participated in either in the video or description.

Competitors will be judged on technical mastery, artistry, stage presence, and musicianship. By submitting a video link, competitors consent to have their videos viewed by the competition judges as well as the OPF board.

Name the video according to the following instructions:
OPF Prelim, Last Name plus first initial, Category (ex. OPFPrelimJonesRSolo)

You will be asked to provide the video link in your registration form.

The first round of this competition is held online through the use of YouTube. Personal information collected from competitors will be used in accordance with the YouTube Community Guidelines, which is available here: YouTube Community Guidelines. Information will be used in accordance with YouTube policy and within the guidelines for this competition.

Each competitor unequivocally agrees to the use of their personal information for such purposes.

Original music must be provided to judges for the final round. The each measure must be numbered on the left side of the measure.

The LIVE Competition Final will take place November 14-16 with the exact date and information to be announced. Finals will be held at Pleasant Valley Library at 5568 S Adams Ave, Washington Terrace, UT 84405


All ages are as of June 1, 2024. Participants should check the age requirement for the category in which they are participating.

A parent or legal guardian of a candidate who is under the age of 18 must ensure that the competitor will comply with these rules and warrant that the parent or legal guardian and competitor are capable of agreeing to these rules and giving the necessary consent. In addition, the parent or legal guardian must be present during the LIVE round if the competitor advances.


Winners will receive a monetary prize.

The LIVE Competition Final will take place at the Pleasant Valley Library 5568 S Adams Ave, Washington Terrace, UT 84405 in November 2024.