Simon-Fiset Piano Registration

2018 Simon-Fiset Competition registration, rules and guidelines: Piano Division

Postmark and online registration deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Mail-in and online registration forms below. Please carefully read the Simon-Fiset Competition Piano Division rules and guidelines below before you register.

To register and pay online:
The electronic registration form will appear down this page below the Rules and Guidelines. Teachers will be able to register and pay for all participating students on one registration from, but will need to fill out separate repertoire forms following payment.  You will be prompted for that information after you submit your online payment.

To register via mail:
If you prefer to register by mail, please download and print this form Mail in Registration Form and mail in your payment as instructed.

If you need help with the registration process, please contact the Administrative Coordinator at [email protected].

Rules and Guidelines: Piano Division

The Simon-Fiset Competition is open to students up to up to the age of 18 who have not graduated from high school.

Competition Dates & Location:

February 3 & 4, 2018
Cornish College, Kerry Hall, PONCHO Hall
710 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102

Warm-up rooms are available for both days of the competition.

Categories & Time Limits:

Primary: Grades 4 and under;  time limit: 8 minutes
Elementary: Grades 5-6; time limit: 10 minutes
Middle: Grades 7-8; time limit: 14 minutes
Junior: Grades 9-10; time limit: 17 minutes
Senior: Grades 11-12; time limit: 20 minutes

The allotted time limits may be reduced depending on the number of contestants. Repertoire may exceed the time limit, however, a monitor will stop the performance at the end of the allotted time.

Non-Refundable Registration Fees:

SMTA Members Non-SMTA Members
Primary $35 $52
Elementary $40 $60
Middle $45 $67
Junior $50 $75
Senior $55 $82

*Please make checks payable to SMTA.

Repertoire Requirements:

Category I must prepare 2 contrasting pieces from different periods. All pieces must be memorized. Two movements of the same sonata, concerto or suite do not constitute as separate pieces. 

Categories II-V must prepare 3 pieces from different periods. All pieces must be memorized. Two movements from the same sonata, concerto or suite do not constitute as separate pieces.

Prizes 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Primary $50 $40 certificate
Elementary $60 $55 certificate
Middle $100 $65 certificate
Junior $150 $100 $50
Senior $250 $150 $55

Monetary awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners in the Primary, Elementary and Middle divisions and to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the Junior and Senior Divisions. Honorable Mentions may be chosen at the judges’ discretion. The decisions of the judges are final. 

All prizes will be presented at the Winner’s Concert. First and second place winners will perform one piece at the Winner’s Concert.

WSMTA Honors Recital

Judges will choose 3 Representatives and 3 Alternates to perform at the WSMTA Honors Recital. To be eligible for consideration, contestant must participate in the SMTA Music Artistry Program. The decisions of the judges are final.

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