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Standard Division
Song must be chosen from the graded list of solos as prepared by
the MMA Board of Directors and the Piano Representative. Song
must be memorized. For more details, please read the published Standard List.

Championship Division
This category is designed for pieces such as marches, new age, solo piano concertos, inspirational music, patriotic music, works by current composers, and arrangements of classical pieces. Examples of composers for this division may include Rollin, Mier, Faber, Bober, Vandall, Lanz, Brickman, etc. Pieces that fit within another category (such as a popular piece or a jazz arrangement) are not permitted in the Championship division. Pieces must be memorized. Subdivisions of this category are determined by the contestant’s age.

Pop Division
Popular music includes any piece (or arrangements of a piece) from radio (past or present), movies, television, video games, stage/theater, soundtracks, and any medleys of such pieces. Jazz, ragtime or blues arrangements of these pieces are not permitted in this division. Improvising on repeats is encouraged, but pieces must be played through the first time as written. Pieces must be memorized. Subdivisions of this category are determined by the contestant’s age.

Classical Division
Songs must be an original piano composition, not an
arrangement of a classical theme. Songs must be memorized.
Subdivisions of this category are determined by the contestant’s age. Please refer to this classsical link http://www.naxos.com/composerlist.asp?show=all&composer=Classical%20Composer This is not a difinitive list, use this as a guide line. An original work by any composer on this list will not be accepted in another division. If your composer is not listed please contact julie@michiganmusicassocaition.org

Jazz
Pieces in this category must fit within the style of jazz, including standard jazz works or jazz arrangements of classical or pop pieces.
Also included in this division will be ragtime, boogie, and blues. Pieces written in a jazz or blues style are not permitted in other divisions.
Improvising on repeats is encouraged, but pieces must be played through the first time as written. Music must be memorized.
Subdivisions of this category are determined by the contestant’s age.

Evaluations
Developed for any student on any instrument. This is not a
contest. Students will be evaluated on their performance ability
and how well they played the piece, not on the difficulty of the
piece, or the length
of study. Songs need not be memorized. A rating will be given
on a percentage basis.
A-1 Rating – 94% – 100%
A-2 Rating – 88% – 93%
A-3 Rating – 80% – 87%

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