Middle or high school participants may perform a maximum of 5 minutes. Scales, etudes, short pieces or orchestra music is permitted. Students may perform with music.
Junior Competitive Division
Middle school students in grades 6-8 are eligible for the Junior Division. Students have a maximum of 10 minutes to perform least two pieces. One piece must be memorized and must be indicated on the application.
Senior Competitive Division
High school students in grades 9-12 are eligible for the Senior Division. Students have a maximum of 15 minutes to perform. Competitors must present two different musical works of contrasting time periods. Concertos, sonatas, short pieces or etudes are permitted. Scales or orchestra music is not permitted. At least one piece must be memorized and must be indicated on the application.
For both Junior and Senior Competitive Division, first place winners agree to perform live on the radio on the program Northwest Focus Live on Classical KING FM 98.1 and following the performance, be honored in a private reception at the radio station with the students’ family, Key to Change board, staff, and invited guests; and participate in select events scheduled by Key to Change. Failure to participate in such events will result in disqualification and loss of scholarship.