Ogden Piano Competition

Main Competition

Registration is currently closed, but will be opening soon for the 2024 competition.

Main Competition Calendar

Competition Semifinals
November 4, 11:59 p.m. MDTRegistration and Video Submission Deadline
November 11, 8 p.m. Competition Finalists Announced
Competition FinalsHeld at the Pleasant Valley Library:
5568 Adams Ave, Washington Terrace, UT
November 16, ThursdayCompetition Finals Young Elementary Solo, Elementary Solo, Elementary Ensemble (in-person)
November 18, SaturdayCompetition Finals Junior Solo, Junior Ensemble, Junior Chamber (in-person), Senior Solo, Senior Ensemble, Senior Chamber Division (in-person)
November 15-18 Competition Finals at Pleasant Valley Library

*Dates are subject to change for the 2024 season.

Concerto Competition Calendar 2024

For 2024, the Concerto competition will take place alongside the main competition. For 2024, there will not be an orchestra performance.

First Place Cash Awards

Piano SoloPiano EnsemblePiano in Chamber EnsemblePiano Concerto
Young Elementary (8 and Under)
$25
Elementary (5-10)
$50
Junior (5-15)
$160
Elementary (5-10)
$25
Elementary (9-11)
$50
Junior (11-14)
$80
Senior (16+)
$240
Junior (11-14)
$50
Junior (12-15)
$75
Senior (15-18)
$120
Senior (15-18)
$100
Senior (16-18)
$100

*Awards subject to change for 2024 season

Competition Categories

Piano Solo Category 

AGE DIVISIONS & TIME LIMITS
Young Elementary Division (ages 8 and under): 5 minutes
Elementary Division (ages 9-11): 5 minutes
Junior Division (12-15): 8 minutes
Senior Division (ages 16-18): 10 minutes

ENTRY FEE: $25

AWARDS:

Young Elementary Division (ages 8 and under): $25
Elementary Division (ages 9-11): $50
Junior Division (12-15): $75
Senior Division (ages 16-18): $100
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected in each age division.

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.

REQUIRED REPERTOIRE
2 contrasting pieces (see additional rules), memory is required.
No changes in repertoire are allowed between the Preliminary and Final rounds.

Be sure to read additional rules below.

Piano Ensemble Category

AGE DIVISIONS & TIME LIMITS:
Elementary Division (ages 5-10): 5 minutes
Junior Division (ages 11-14): 8 minutes
Senior Division (ages 15-18): 10 minutes
6 finalist groups will be selected from each age group

GROUP ENTRY FEE: $25

AWARDS:

Elementary Division (ages 5-10): $50
Junior Division (11-14): $80
Senior Division (ages 15-18): $120
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected in each age division.

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.

REQUIRED REPERTOIRE
2 contrasting pieces, memory not required
No changes in repertoire are allowed between the Preliminary and Final rounds

Works for up to two (2) pianos are acceptable. Duets, duos, trios, quartets for 2 pianos, 8 hands.

Be sure to read additional rules below.

Piano in Chamber Ensemble Category

GROUPS
Ensembles must consist of 3-5 people and must include piano.

GROUP ENTRY FEE: $50

AGE DIVISIONS & TIME LIMITS
Junior (ages 5-15)
Senior (ages 16+)

All Chamber ensembles will be allowed 3 minutes for set up and 12 minutes for performance.

Please place the groups in the appropriate division according to the average age of the ensemble participants (average age of the group rounded up)

AWARDS FOR 1ST PRIZE
Junior: $160
Senior: $240
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.

REQUIRED REPERTOIRE
See suggested repertoire here.
No changes in repertoire are allowed between the Preliminary and Final rounds.

Additional Information:
Chamber ensembles will be allowed 3 minutes for set up and 10 minutes for performance.

The preliminary video recording must include at least two contrasting movements, not necessarily from the same work.

No changes in repertoire are allowed between the Preliminary and Final rounds.

Piano Concerto Category-Closed until March 2024 

The 2023 Concerto Competition has completed. We look forward to your performance for our 2024 season.

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

AWARDS
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.

REQUIRED REPERTOIRE
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

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.

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.

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.

VIDEO SUBMISSION
Note that failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.
Name the video according to the following instructions:
OPF Prelim, Last Name plus first initial, Category (ex. OPFPrelimJonesRSolo)

Do not announce your name, piece or composer in the video. There should be no identifying information included as part of the video written or spoken.

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.

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

The LIVE Competition Final will take place June 24, 2023 at the Pleasant Valley Library at 5568 S Adams Ave, Washington Terrace, UT 84405

Winners must be available for all scheduled rehearsals and performances August 31, September 1, and September 2. Performers must stay for the entire concert and be recognized at the conclusion of the event.

ELIGIBILITY

All ages are as of June 1, 2023. 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

Ogden Piano Festival will choose up to six (6) winners for this competition to play with Chamber Orchestra Ogden.

In addition to performing with Chamber Orchestra Ogden, winners will receive a monetary prize.

The LIVE Competition Final will take place June 24, 2023 at the Pleasant Valley Library 5568 S Adams Ave, Washington Terrace, UT 84405

Winners must be available for all scheduled rehearsals and performances August 31, September 1, and September 2. Performers must stay for the entire concert and be recognized at the conclusion of the event.

The Ogden Piano Concerto Concert 2023 will be performed at Peery’s Egyptian Theatre on September 2, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.