OM/NI Submission Guidelines – Junior Division

All applications and materials are due by March 31st, 2019

Qualifications & Eligibility

All applicants must be from 9-16 years old as of March 31st, 2019.
2018 Competition instrumentation is for solo piano only.
Junior division competitors may submit 1 (one) piece, no longer than 3 (three) minutes.

Scores may be neatly handwritten or engraved in a music notation program and saved as a PDF. (See Sample Scores here and here)

  • Free music notation programs include: Finale Notepad, Score Cloud, MuseScore, Lily Pond, Musink Lite, Musette.

  • Commercially available music notation programs include: Sibelius, Finale, Magic Score, and Forte.

Audio files (live performance or digital rendering) may be submitted along with your score, but are not acceptable substitutes for music notation.

Be sure that your score includes each of the following:

  • Your name

  • Approximate performance time

  • Title of your piece

  • Any required tempo markings and dynamics