Prizes and additional rules
First Prize: $500. The Founder's Prize, donated by competition founder and ECU Professor Emeritus, Dr. Henry Doskey, in memory of his mother, Marguerite Doskey Hampton
Second Prize: $300. The Lalik Prize, donated by Mrs. Annemarie Lalik of Greenville, NC
Third Prize: $200. The East Carolina University Keyboard Department Prize, donated by Dr. Kerry Carlin in memory of Gladys Mae and Edwin Charles Carlin
The American Music Prize, $150. Awarded for the best performance of a composition by an American-born composer, donated by The Greenville Piano Teachers Association
The East Carolina University Keyboard Alumni Prize: $100, donated by ECU School of Music Keyboard Alumna Dr. Bonnie G. Mani in honor of Ralph P. Mani. Awarded for the most outstanding performance of a single work in the competition
Contestants should prepare three solo selections, to be played from memory, chosen using the following guidelines:
--one selection from the Baroque or Classic eras
--one selection from the Romantic or Impressionistic eras
--one selection from the 20th or 21st centuries
To be eligible for the American Music Prize, one of these selections must be written by an American-born composer.
Total playing time for the three selections is twelve minutes. There is no minimum time requirement. Contestants will be stopped after 12 minutes playing time.
Contestants must supply one score of each selection for the judge. Duplicated copies will be allowed if parents are willing to sign a waiver (available at the registration table upon check in).
The competition will be open to the public, and contestants will be judged on stage presence as well as the musical and technical aspects of their performance.
All contestants are encouraged to stay for the day if possible. Results of the competition will be announced within 45 minutes after the competition ends.Winners will also be announced by email to all contestants.
Each contestant will receive the judge’s written comments and evaluation at the conclusion of the competition. Any contestant who is not able to stay until the end of the competition will receive the comment sheet by email attachment.
The judge’s decision will be final.
Completed application form and non-refundable registration fee of $35.00 must be postmarked by April 7, 2017. Notice of receipt of your application will be sent by email between April 7 and April 15, 2017. Make checks payable to "The East Carolina University Piano and Organ Competition."
Any contestant who requires an overnight stay in Greenville in order to participate in the competition should access http://visitgreenvillenc.com/places-to-stay or visit any of the many online hotel booking services.