General Information

Little Mozart is an annual music competition, which is open to junior and intermediate levels for all instrumentalists, vocalists, and duets.The 2019 competition will be held from March till June, 2019. We will be holding competitions in various locations. This unique juried music competition for 3- 14 years old gives young children the opportunity to perform and receive their first applause.


The goal of Little Mozarts Competition is to encourage and motivate young musicians and make music a more significant part of their life.


There will be two rounds in Little Mozarts Competition.

First round – Audition: ( Live audition, or video recording submission) when the judges will select top students. Placing is determined by total faults and achievements displayed by contestants.

Best performers might be promoted for Prize, or other cash rewards.

Participants may apply for auditions as many times as they like. One composition is considered as one entry.

Second round- Winners’ recital: Winners’ recitals for the First and Second Place winners will be held in Weill Recital or Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall.

All participants are eligible to perform at the recitals held at Baruch Performing Arts Centre in New York, NY and Rockport Music Recital Hall in Rockport, MA.


Students will receive board certified diplomas and instructors with five or more First and Second Place winners will receive a certificate of excellence.

A Participant may qualify to perform at the Winners’ recital more than once, as a soloist or a member of an ensemble. Each recital performance will be billed separately.

Best performers will be awarded cash prizes.






*  Canadian applicants should refer to the following contacts regarding information about Auditions and Recitals:


*  British Columbia applicants should refer to Mrs. Rebecca Cheng :


Little Mozart Music Competition is open to all instrumentalists, duets, ensembles and vocalists ages 3 – 14.


All contestants will play in one of the three categories Junior (Elementary) or Intermediate or Advanced


Application Procedure

  1. An original copy of the application must be submitted via one of two options:


Completed 2019 Little Mozart Application Form accompanied with the non-refundable registration fees of $85USD in money order payable to Crescendo Competitions Inc. will be assessed. By :


  1. In person registrations:


Bring to Tom Lee Music Academy, 150-3631 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC


  1. On-line registrations:




Register online, make your payment online. Please specify your location clearly. Crescendo Committee will send us the registrations according to locations.


To avoid any misspelling and legibility issues, we prefer to receive applications in electronic format.



C.  Application Deadline: March 1, 2019.


  1. D.   The deadline for the submission of video/audio recordings for foreign applicants is March 1, 2019.


Click to download current Little Mozart Application forms


Audition Application Fees:


-          Solo Performance : $ 85 USD

-          Duet: $130 USD

-          Trio: $175 USD

-          Ensemble of four or more: $50 USD per member

-          Late application fees: $ 50USD


Participants may apply as many times as they like for solo and ensemble performances. One composition is considered as one entry.



One selection (performed by memory) of any composer (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern) in Elementary or Intermediate Levels. We accept John Thompson, John W. Schaum Piano Course, Faber & Faber and Guild Repertoire.


Classification of Divisions: (using Royal Conservatory Exam Guidelines)


Junior Division: Beginner to RCM Grade 4 Intermediate Division: RCM Grade 5 to Grade 9 Advanced Division: RCM Grade 10 and or above

Performance time should not exceed 6 minutes. If your performance time is greater them 6 min, you will be charged an extra $100 for every additional minute in accordance to Carnegie Hall regulations.



Auditions will be held at the following locations :


Date: March 30, 31, 2019


Tom Lee Music Music Experience Centre, 728 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC


  • The original score will be given by the judge. No make ups will be allowed, and the ruling passed by the judge will be final.
  • Contestants must wear proper attire.
  • No parents, teachers or friends are allowed during audition.
  • No video typing nor recording are permitted during audition.
  • For out of town applicants, you may submit audio/video recording with the applications before the deadline to the Coordinator.
  • For details of the auditions, please contact the local co-coordinator, Rebecca Cheng at Tom Lee Music Academy. 604-688-8929:


First and Second place honors perform on May 5, 2019 at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street, New York, NY.


Vancouver Honor Concert will be on April 21, 2019 Sunday at Richmond Tom Lee Music Showroom.


On the Winner’s recital, student performs ONE piece, eg. one movement of Sonata/Sonatina: one selection from Partita, Suite or any ordered set of pieces


Duration of music selection should not exceed 6 minutes. Performers may be asked to stop their performance if exceeds allotted time.


Recital fees


- Solo Performance: $220USD

-  Duet Performance: $280USD

-  Trio Performance: $340 USD

-  Ensemble of four or more: $110 USD per performer


The Recital fees include one ticket for the performer and the competition diploma.


-All contestants must confirm their participation with payments before April 11, 2018.


-  Every participant may order up to 4 tickets with a discount price of $10USD Additional guest tickets are $50 USD each

-  Reserved tickets will be available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office in named envelopes 1-2 hours prior the recital.

-  Additional tickets may be purchased at the box office on the day of the recital.

-  Photo package fee is $100USD . It will include 5-10 professional image of performer on stage, will be delivered via a download link.


Payment must be done IN PERSON with


US Checks/ USMoney Order made payable to Crescendo Competitions, Inc. and must be sent to the local representative in-person before April 11, 2019


Rebecca Cheng

Tom Lee Music Academy 150-3631 No. 3 Road,

Richmond, BC 604-688-8929


Note: Recital Fees are not refundable once submitted.

Please note that the use of cameras, camcorders or any audio/visual recording devices is strictly forbidden by Carnegie Hall administration.

Performers must be present until the conclusion of the recital in order to participate in the award presentation. No diplomas or medals will be sent via mail.

Spaces are limited. Performers are registered on first come first serve basis.



Based on the judge’s evaluations, and considering the participant’s age, complexity of musical selection, and years of practice, we award our cash prizes, certificates, and medals or trophies.


First Place Honor Second Place Honor Third Place Honor Honorable mention


PRIZES (monetary grants).

Cash reward fund of Crescendo International Competition now over 8,000 USD. Total Grand Prize              $250

Total First Prize $200 Total Second Prize $100 Total Third Prize $50


Additionally, 300 Cash prizes will be awarded to "Best Performance" within the performer's respective age group,

*  Please, note that the award system is established in a manner which those who receive the First Place honor are not necessarily predisposed to receive a Prize. An applicant's placement does not always correspond to the Prize they receive. With that being said, only judges may promote a winner's Prize in the case of a special achievement.

Students will receive board certified diplomas and instructors will receive a certificate of excellence.

All winners are eligible to participate in the upcoming International Student Exchange Program (SEP) hosted throughout USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Russia and China.