American Protégé offers a variety of music competitions and song contests for different music genres, instruments and levels of applicants’ qualification. All our music competitions are open for the musicians of any age, race, nationality or country and provide equal opportunities in a friendly, though very competitive, environment for those who want to demonstrate their talents and realize their dreams to perform at the world’s most prestigious venues such as Isaac Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Participation in American Protégé Music Competitions leaves a memorable experience to both young musicians and professionals and helps to build their confidence and strengthen their performance skills.
Since 1992, The United States Open Music Competition has promoted the best of classical treasury among young musicians through our annual piano competition events and is committed to expanding the competition to include all aspects of classical repertoire in solo, duet, ensemble, and concerto events.
American College of Musicians / National Guild of Piano Teachers was founded in 1929 by Dr. Irl Allison. Since that time, the Guild has grown to more than 850 audition centers where thousands of students enroll annually in our international auditions, which are held throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Our primary function is to establish definite goals and awards in noncompetitive auditions, with the exception of our "special" programs, teachers have the flexibility to choose all repertoire for student auditions. Students are judged on individual merit, by a well-qualified music professional, in the areas of accuracy, continuity, phrasing, pedaling, dynamics, rhythm, tempo, tone, interpretation, style, and technique. Our purpose is to encourage growth and enjoyment through the study of piano.
Yearly auditions are held in over 700 US cities and several foreign countries. Students are adjudicated by an international panel of judges and receive report cards and certificates. Programs are diversified to meet the needs of both students and teachers :-
Students of all levels may perform anywhere from one to 20 pieces
Special Medal Programs
Sonatina, Sonata, Early Bach, Advanced Bach
High School, Collegiate, and Young Artist
Award the students
a) performance national or international program for a minimum of 10 years with grade at least 140 points.
b) Has been a Paderewski Medal Winner
c) Received a Guild High School Diploma.
ABRSM is the UK's largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world's leading provider of music exams, holding over 650,000 assessments in more than 90 countries every year.
Our relationship with the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Northern College of Music is something we're extremely proud of. We work together to further ABRSM’s mission to inspire achievement in music, and to invest in the next generation of teachers, performers, composers and leaders.