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.
“This category is designed for pieces that do not fit in other available categories.
Pieces such as marches, new age, solo piano concertos, inspirational or patriotic
music should be performed in this category. Some composers for example would
include, Rollin, Mier, Faber, Bober, Vandall, Lanz, Brickman, etc. Pieces must be memorized. Subdivisions of this category are determined by the contestant’s
Jazz, ragtime, and blues are no longer permitted in this division.
Songs must be played through the first time as written and then
repeats may be improvised. Improvising is encouraged. Songs
must be memorized. Subdivisions of this category are
determined by the contestant’s age.
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 email@example.com
Pieces in this category must fit within the idiom of jazz. This could include, but is
not limited to, standard jazz works or jazz arrangements of classical or pop
pieces. Also included in this division will be ragtime, boogie, and blues. Music must be
memorized. As in the Pop Division, songs must be played as written the first time
through and then improvised upon repeat. Improvisation is encouraged.
Subdivisions of this category are determined by the contestant’s age.
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%