1. Repertoire: Choose either one solo piece or one movement of a Suite/Sonata/Concerto from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or 20th/21st Century period. Voice: one piece from Classical or Musical Theatre repertoire is accepted. Applicants need to apply separately to submit more than one piece/movement.
  2. All performances must be played from memory, except Woodwinds, Brass and Chamber Music.
  3. There is no limit for the length of the competition piece.
  4. The judges’ decisions are final.
  5. Results will be posted on the IGMC website by May 4, 2024.
  6. The winners will receive a Winner’s Certificate in PDF file via email by May 8, 2024.
  7. The winners who choose to perform at Merkin Concert Hall will receive a Winner’s Certificate at the awards ceremony after the concert. (Refer to the Winners' Concert page for further information.)
Live Competition
  1. Individual competition time will be emailed by April 18, 2024.
  2. Please note that we are not able to take a request for the competition time.
  3. Please do not make your own cuts. Judges will make the cuts, if necessary.
  4. The duration of the competition is determined by the discretion of the judges.
  5. The performer needs to submit one score (photocopies allowed) to the judges.
  6. The performer needs to bring his/her own accompanist. If a performer needs an accompanist, please contact IGMC.
  7. The comments from the judges will be given after your performance at the competition.
YouTube Competition
  1. The applicants are required to upload a YouTube link in the online application form.
  2. The YouTube link submission (with application) deadline is April 25, 2024.
  3. The comments from the judges will not be provided.