Saturday, February 24, 2018
Deadline to apply is Monday, January 29, 2018

Duo and Duet...

General Info:

With the exception of the Collegiate and Teacher levels, two compositions are required, one from the given list and one “open choice” from the same level. Unless specified, any edition is acceptable. Performers presenting repertoire not in conformance with these guidelines will be ineligible for an award. Judges’ decisions are final.

Music need not be memorized. You must provide one copy of all music for the judges. No photo copies may be used at the festival. Please number measures. Teams may not repeat repertoire performed at last year's Piano Ensemble Festival. A performer may have only one partner. Early Intermediate, Intermediate and Late Intermediate grand prize winners from previous years may compete only in a more advanced category. Grand prize winners from the advanced, collegiate and teacher categories may not re-enter the following year, but encouraged to re-enter after skipping a year.


To register, please download and print the Audition Application. Audition Applications must be turned in by hard copy accompanied by a check or money order. Any changes or mistakes in the application form or check may result in a $20 processing fee.


Team(s) from each category may be chosen to perform in the Circle of Winners Concert, but does not necessarily guarantee that one of the teams will win a grand prize. Awarding the grand prize for each category is at judges' discretion. Teams should arrive at least 20 minutes before their scheduled time to check in at the front desk in the Music Building. No practice rooms will be available. ALL PARTICIPANTS are expected to attend the evening concert.

Registration Fees:

  • Early Intermediate - 5 minute adjudication - $25 entry fee per performer
  • Intermediate - 6 minute adjudication - $30 entry fee per performer
  • Late Intermediate - 8 minute adjudication - $35 entry fee per performer
  • Advanced (High School and under) - 10 minute adjudication - $40 entry fee per performer
  • Collegiate - 12 minute adjudication - $50 entry fee per performer
  • Teacher (must partner with another teacher) - 10 minute adjudication - $50 entry fee per performer

Required Repertoire:

A required repertoire piece must be chosen from the repertoire listed below. Early Intermediate, Intermediate, Late Intermediate, and Advanced applicants’ open choice may be selected from the required list or from any other pieces (including arrangements) equal in level of difficulty. Be sure to provide a copy for the judges. No photocopies are allowed.

Early Intermediate:
  • Broadway Lights, Early Int. R. Vandall.
  • Celebrated Piano Duets, Bk. II. Robert Vandall. (Alfred)
  • Chasing Sunbeams. Kevin Costley. (FJH Pub)
  • Duet Classics for Piano, Bk. I. Kowalchyk and Lancaster. (Alfred)
  • Family Album. Dello Joio. (Hal Leonard).
  • Festival Suite for Two. R. Vandall. (Myklas)
  • Four-Hand Fun, Int. Joyce Grill. (Alfred)
  • It Takes Two. Lise V. Gauthier. (Kjos Pub.)
  • Jazz, Rags, and Blues for Two, Bk. I. Martha Mier. (Alfred)
  • Just for You and Me, Bks. I and II. D. Alexander. (Alfred)
  • Just We Two. John R. Poe. (Kjos)
  • Party of Two. Lise V. Gauthier. (Kjos)
  • Terrific Tunes for Two, Bk. 2. Martha Mier. (Alfred)
  • Texas Tacos. David Karp. (Alfred)
  • The Cat and The Mouse by George Anson. Publisher: The Willis Music Company
  • Treasures for Two, Bk. I. Martha Mier. (Alfred)
  • Twice as Nice, Vol I. Weekley and Arganbright. (Kjos)
  • Two at One Piano, Bk. 3. Jon George. (S. Birchard)
  • Artistry at the Piano (Ens. 3 Int.). Jon George. (Alfred)
  • By a Blue Lagoon (Duo). Maxwell Eckstein. (Carl Fischer Pub.)
  • Celebrated Piano Duets, Bk. IV. R. Vandall. (Alfred)
  • Celebration Overture. Catherine Rollin.
  • Duet Classics for Piano, Vol. III. Kowalchyk and Lancaster. (Alfred)
  • Duet Repertoire, Level IV. Weekley and Arganbright. (Kjos)
  • Dynamic Duets, Bk. II. Melody Bober. (FJH)
  • Four Centuries of Piano Duet Music, Bk. 2. Ed. Cameron McGraw, Boston.
  • German Dances and Ecossaises. F. Schubert. (Kjos)
  • Plymouth Polka. David Karp. (FHJ)
  • Six Children’s Pieces, Op. 34. Anton Arensky. International)
  • Sonatina for Two. Robert Vandall. (Myklas Music Press)
  • Southwest Landscapes. Melody Bober.
  • Spanish Dances, Op. 12. Moszkowski. (Peters)
  • Suite Talk. O’Hearn. (Kjos)
  • Summer Dreams. Amy Beach. (Kjos)
  • Three Easy Sonatinas. Johann Baptist Vanhal. (Kjos)
Late Intermediate:
  • Barcarolle, Op. 11 No. 1. S. Rachmaninoff.
  • Classical Album: 12 Original Pieces for 1 Piano, 4-Hands, Vol. 371. (Schirmer-Hal Leonard)
  • Duet Repertoire, Level 9. Ed. Weekly & Arganbright. (Kjos)
  • Duets in Color, Bk. 2 by Naoko Ikeda. The willis Music Company
  • Essential Keyboard Duets, Vol. 3. Ed. Kowalchyk/Lancaster. (Alfred)
  • Fiesta Mariachi Duet. W. Gillock. (Willis)
  • Four-Hand Piano Music by 19th Century Masters.
  • Ed. Morey Ritt. (Dover)
  • Four Little Duets for Two Pianos. C. P. E. Bach. (Schirmer)
  • Italian Polka. S. Rachmaninoff.
  • Romance, Op. 11 No. 5. S. Rachmaninoff.
  • Souvenirs. S. Barber.
  • Three Marches for Four Hands. Donald Waxman.
  • Three Scenes from New Orleans, Level 6. Sondra Clark. (Kjos)
  • Three Sonatas. J.C. Bach. (Master Music Pub.)
  • The Way We Danced, 1949-1999 by Eugenie R. Rocherolle.
  • Danses Andalouses I, Ii, or III. Manuel Infante.
  • Fantasie-tableaux (Suite No. 1) Op. 5, Duo. S. Rachmaninoff.
  • Fantasy in F Minor, D. 940 by Franz Schubert
  • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt
  • Jamaican Rumba. (Duet or Duo) A. Benjamin.
  • Original Compositions for 4-Hands. L. v. Beethoven.
  • Paganini Variations for Two Pianos. Witold Lutoslawski.(Chester Music)
  • Piano Works for 4-Hands. J. Brahms.
  • Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. C. Debussy.
  • Rondo, Op. 73. F. Chopin.
  • Rondo, Op. 87a. Tcherepnin.
  • Scaramouche (any movement). D. Milhaud.
  • Suite No. 1, Op. 15. A. Arensky.
  • Suite No. 2, Op. 17. S. Rachmaninoff.
  • Variation on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos, Op. 56b. . Brahms
  • Any (original or arranged) composition for duo or duet. Any level of difficulty
  • Any (original or arranged) composition for duo or duet. Late intermediate to advanced difficulty.


Teachers, please make out one check to Fullerton College
Remit to:
Dr. Monica Lee
Fullerton College Music Department
321 E. Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095

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