Purpose - To encourage students to learn and perform 20th and 21st century piano compositions.
Details - The student must memorize two compositions: one in the contemporary idiom from the 20th or 21st century and a second piece from any other period. Both selections must be played from memory, unless a piece uses non-traditional notation. No simplifications, transcriptions or popular songs allowed. Contemporary settings of folk songs are acceptable, especially for beginning students. Multi-movement works allowed if they fit the time limit.
The student will be in a room with two judges and no audience.
This event is run by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association.