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Alameda County East Piano Competition

The purpose of our branch competition is to provide an opportunity for students who have few or no competition experience in a warm and inclusive atmosphere. We hope that you will encourage your students to enter the competition. Not only this is a valuable experience for the students, but the contestants will receive written, helpful comments from each highly qualified jury before CM.

The 6th Alameda East Piano Competition will resume for this coming season!


We have reserved the venue we used last year in Livermore, and are currently planning for an in-person competition. Here are the details.

Date: Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Where: First Presbyterian Church, Livermore

Divisions :

A - 8-10 years old

B - 11-13 years old

C - 14-15 years old
D - 16-18 years old


The competition is for students of our Alameda East branch only!

Date: Saturday, February 26th, 2022
Time: Start time to be determined after registration. All the details will be announced on January 10th.
Location: First Presbyterian Church in Livermore. 2020 5th Street, Livermore, CA 94550

Requirements : 

  1. Students have to submit a scan of the sheet music to us for the judges. Dropbox link will be provided.

  2. Students should dress in proper recital attire and conduct themselves appropriately.

  3. Students must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the first performance of the division.

  4. Students who arrive after the first performer has begun will not be allowed to play. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  5. The competition will be divided into 4 sections. A, B, C, and D. Winners will be recognized at the end of each section. Awards will be collected by the teacher at a later time. The judge's decisions will be final.

  6. Students must remain for the entire section, including the winner recognition.
    7. Student performances must not exceed 8 minutes. No repeats. Please note we may ask for further reduction of music if deemed necessary.

  7. ALL performances must be memorized.

  8.  If students choose an arrangement piece, please follow the CM rules. (Syllabus page 10)

  9. Participants must sign a consent form that allows us to take pictures and video at the event.

  10.  Application window may close before the December 15th, 2021 deadline. Space is limited so please register ASAP.

  11. Returning contestants who were awarded first place in the previous year will NOT be allowed to enter the same division.

    NEW this year.

    We are recording ALL the participants this year with our own video and audio equipment. The finalized recording will be shared with all the participants and the teachers privately for keepsake. Students may choose to use them for CM evaluation if they wish. This is why a consent form MUST be signed by the participant and their parents.

    Winners will be asked for additional permission to share their video on our branch YouTube Channel. We will have a "winners" video uploaded to YouTube afterward for people to share.

    Due to the technical upgrades and rise in fees, we will be increasing the application fee to $60 per student.


We do have a number limit per division for the sign-ups. So please plan ahead and sign up early before the maximum numbers are reached! 

Click here to register.


Please send an email to the committee at mtacae.pianocompetition@gmail.com if you have any questions!




MTAC Alameda County East - Piano competition committee 

Masako Udagawa, Stella Liu and Hansen Liu

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Division A
Division A

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Division D winner
Division D winner

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Division D
Division D

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Division A
Division A

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