Notice to all performers, parents/legal guardians, and teachers of 2021-2022 season: Registration for the Winners Recitals was opened on December 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time as had been previously announced. It was immediately discovered by the staff of Elite Music Competition Corp. and brought to our attention by the website visitors that the website had become unreachable due to the 508 Resource Limit Is Reached and 500 Internal Server errors. The issue with the site's hosting company servers that caused the website downtime has immediately been reported to the hosting company that resolved the issue on their end within about 2.5 hours.

The Winners Recitals of first and second place winners in the Music Performance category will take place at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Marc A. Scorca Hall at National OPERA America, and live online via Zoom. Only the top scored first place winners in the Music Composition category will be offered to perform at Carnegie Hall. All other winners in the Music Composition category will be offered to perform at other venues or live online via Zoom.

Registration for the Winners Recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and at Marc A. Scorca Hall at National OPERA America is subject to availability and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Winners Recitals of the first and second place winners will take place at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on the following dates:

  • Saturday, 25 February 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 26 February 2023 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 5 March 2023 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12 March 2023 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 19 March 2023 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 15 April 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 21 May 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
The Winners Recitals of the first and second place winners will take place at Marc A. Scorca Hall at National OPERA America in Manhattan, New York City on:
  • Saturday, 15 April 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Visit respective venue's website for the up-to-date COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

The Winners Recitals of the first, second, and third place winners of both Music Performance and Music Composition categories will take place live online via Zoom on the following dates:

  • Sunday, 5 February 2023 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Sunday, 19 February 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Sunday, 26 March 2023 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Sunday, 2 April 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The deadline for registering for all the Winners Recitals is January 10, 2023.

A recital fee for the events at Carnegie Hall and National OPERA America according to the fee schedule below must be submitted via PayPal or Zelle® or by regular mail to Elite Music Competition Corporation by the registration deadline:

  • Solo Performances: $289
  • Duet Performances: $369
  • Trio Performances: $409
  • Ensemble of four or more members: $135 per each performer

A recital fee in the amount of $120 for the online Winners Recitals via Zoom must be submitted via PayPal or Zelle® or by regular mail by the registration deadline.

The recital fee is not refundable and includes four (4) tickets for solo performances, five (5) tickets for duet performances, six (6) tickets for trio performances, eight (8) tickets for ensembles of 4 or more members for the events to be taken place at Carnegie Hall and National OPERA America, and award certification for all in-person and online events.

The following ticket policy is applicable to the events to be taken place at Carnegie Hall and may be subject to change: The tickets are available for pickup under the performer’s name at the Box Office one (1) hour prior to the beginning of the scheduled recital. Tickets can be purchased at $50 each at the Box Office one (1) hour prior to each event. Additional tickets can be reserved under the performer’s name and must be paid for at regular price by a personal check or money order no later than 5 calendar days prior to the recital by contacting Elite Music Competition Corporation. The reserved tickets are available for pickup at the Box Office one (1) hour prior to the recital. Unpaid reserved tickets will be released for general sale if your payment is not received by Elite Music Competition Corporation 5 calendar days prior to the event. 

Participants must perform one composition under six (6) minutes from the Baroque, or Classical, or Romantic, or Contemporary periods from standard repertoire. One movement of Sonatina, Sonata, or Concerto is considered as one piece. Arrangements, simplified or modified editions, popular music, or non-classical music are not accepted. Repeats are not allowed. Extra performance time of up to one minute can be accepted for the Winners Recital with an additional fee of $100 and only with the prior approval of Elite International Music Competition. The participants may not change the chosen repertoire performed at the time of the audition and all repertoire must be performed from memory. Participants must bring their own piano accompanist. Elite International Music Competition does not provide piano accompanists.

In order to be eligible to receive award certification, the qualified participants must perform at the Winners Recitals and may not leave the recital until its conclusion unless special arrangements are made with the administration of Elite International Music Competition prior to the recital. The Certificates are granted only to the performing winners after the Winners Recital.

While we understand that you may want to memorialize your visit to Carnegie Hall, the use of photography, sound, or video recording devices in any area of the premises, without the written permission of the management, is prohibited by law. The restriction applies to any area of the premises—including the house, backstage, catering areas, and dressing rooms—at all times, including site visits, rehearsals, performances, etc. Anyone observed using or possessing this equipment may have their equipment confiscated, may be asked to leave the premises, and/or may be liable for costs.

You may request your participant be photographed by a professional photographer approved by the Public Relations office by completing the Photo Order Form and following the instructions printed on the form. Photography services are provided by a third party. All inquiries regarding the photography services should be addressed to the photographer. Elite Music Competition Corporation neither accepts nor processes any orders for photography. All documentation and correspondence regarding the photography services sent to Elite Music Competition Corporation will be returned to the sender without processing.

If you would like your participant be photographed and featured in our marketing and promotional materials including, but not limited to, appearing in the photo gallery on our World Wide Web site, please consider granting your consent by signing the release statement printed on the Registration for the Winners Recital Form.

Formal business attire for the performers is required for all venues and online performances .

Live Online Winners Recitals via Zoom

The performers or their parents/legal guardians, if the performer is a minor, must be able to connect to a live virtual video recital from their desktop or laptop computers and use a webcam and microphone. The repertoire requirements are the same as those listed above.

If you received a confirmation letter from us with your eligibility to participate in the Winners Recitals of the first, second, or third place honors and would like to register, please fill out the Winners Recital Registration Form and either:

  • Submit the completed form online and pay the required recital fee in the amount shown above via PayPal or Zelle® (for individuals with a U.S.-based bank account only); OR
  • Submit the completed form online, receive a confirmation email from us for your submission, and mail a copy of the confirmation along with your personal check, or certified check, or money order in the amount shown above to Elite Music Competition Corp. Please do not use certified mail. Your personal check, or certified check, or money order must be in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank, and made payable to Elite Music Competition Corp.

NOTE: In order to send your payment via Zelle® it is critical that our email address info@elitemusiccompetition.org is entered correctly as the recipient. If there is a typo, Elite Music Competition Corp. will not receive your payment. Please ensure that the performer’s name is entered in the Memo Field. Payment will not be processed without the performer’s name. We recommend confirming with your bank or credit union Zelle® availability and that there are no additional fees or transaction limits.