CHAIRPERSONSNorth Jersey - Grace Kuo & Hsin I Chou (          
Princeton -
 Mi-Young Kim (

Registration Deadline for North Jersey: Monday, February 11, 2019

Registration Deadline for Princeton: Friday, March 8, 2019   

(There is a cap of 450 entries for each audition date, in order of registration. Once the cap is reached, student will be assigned to another date if there is room available.) 


AUDITION 1 (North Jersey): Sunday, March 24, 2019 – County College of Morris (CCM)

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2019

RECITALS: North Jersey Center – Sundays, April 28 & May 5, County College of Morris (CCM)

                                                        * Students auditioning on 3/24 (CCM) must choose from the above recital options

** Limited to 300 entries due to space/time constraints at the venue. 

AUDITION 2 (Princeton): Sunday, April 14 - Westminster Choir College (WCC)

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019

RECITALS:  Princeton Center  – Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5 (Princeton area)
South Jersey –  Sunday, May 12 (Rowan University)

                                                        *Students auditioning on 4/14 (WCC) must choose from the above recital options

AUDITION 3 (Princeton): Sunday, April 28 - Westminster Choir College (WCC)

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019         

RECITALS:  Princeton Center – Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12 (Princeton Theological Seminary)
South Jersey –  Sunday, May 12 (Rowan University)

                                                        *Students auditioning on 4/28 (WCC) must choose from the above recital options


For the purpose of these auditionsstudents should be classified as follows regardless of age:

  • Elementary (El) : (about the level of Bach Minuet) with MAXIMUM performance time of 5 minutes

  • Intermediate (Int.) : (about the level of Sonatina) with MAXIMUM performance time of 10 minutes

  • Advanced (Adv.) : (about the level of Sonata) with MAXIMUM performance time of 15 minutes


  • Students must perform from memory two contrasting compositions from two different musical periods, from the standard repertoire. See the Composer Classification List and General Information page for more details. Students not fulfilling this requirement will receive an Honorable Mention regardless of the quality of performance. The selection is at the discretion of the teacher.

      • All pieces must be at least 16 measures without repeats.

      • Repeats will not be played unless the piece is very short or the repeats affect the integrity of the piece.

      • Variations must be performed in their entirety.

      • Students are required to perform only one movement of a Sonata.

      • A group of short pieces such as Chopin Preludes can be considered as one piece if they do not exceed the maximum time allowed in their level.

      • Bach Preludes & Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier are NOT to be performed as a set.

      • Any audition that goes beyond the maximum time allotted will be stopped.

  • No arrangements or simplified editions of works originally written for piano will be accepted. Published transcriptions of the other instruments or ensemble (such as Bach/Busoni’s Chaconne, Chinese tradition folk songs) will be acceptable as long as they are original by the composers. Method book pieces without composer indicated or listed as “adopted by” or “arranged by” are not acceptable.

  • Ensemble repertoire may be for four to six hands on one piano only and may be any combination of piano with strings or woodwinds.

      • Students should perform one piece only.

      • Published arrangements are acceptable.

      • Memorization for piano duet is optional, but one extra copy must be prepared for judge if the students do not memorize the piece.

      • Memorization is not required for ensemble.