Annual Piano Marvel YouTube Competition
Ages 18 and Up
All Categories Are Free Form
We want to see your most creative work! Feel free to edit your video/audio, use multiple camera angles, record in the forest, etc. Judges will choose the most impressive all-around video, which could include technique, performance, special effects and overall impact of your video.
All participants of all ages will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an iPad this year!
Other Fun Prizes
All participants of all ages will also be automatically entered to win one of five customized Piano Marvel t-shirts!
2023 Piano Marvel YouTube Competition
Create a video of yourself performing a piece. Upload the video to YouTube and submit your video link at registration for a chance to win a cash prize, an iPad, or a Piano Marvel t-shirt.
Note: If you are a teacher, you no longer need to fill out a studio registration form. Your students can now easily register themselves in seconds by clicking register now (to the right or at the bottom of this page). There is no registration fee!
Video Submission Rules
- Elementary bracket entrants must be ages 5-7 or 8-10 as of February 28, 2023. Middle School bracket entrants must be ages 11-13 as of February 28, 2023. High School bracket entrants must be ages 14-19 as of February 28, 2023. Adult bracket entrants must be 18 or older or no longer in high school as of February 28, 2023. Participants competing in the wrong age bracket will not be included in the competition.
- Only videos uploaded on or after September 1, 2022, will be accepted into the competition.
- Compositions and arrangements for the composition contest must be written entirely by the student.
- You may submit as many videos as you like as long as they are registered separately.
- Providing false information about age or identity will disqualify participants from this and future competitions.
- Entrants may use audio and video editing, creative camera angles, costumes, sets, and virtually any other creative means to create an entertaining video.
- Content must be clean and kid friendly for all age categories. If inappropriate content is submitted, it will be immediately disqualified and reported on YouTube.
Video Upload Format
When uploading the video to YouTube, please use the following format for the YouTube title.
Piano Marvel Competition 2023 – Performer(s) playing ‘Title’ by Composer
Example: Piano Marvel Competition 2023 – Gabe Slade and Anna Slade playing ‘Winter Leaves’ by Aaron Garner
All finalists and winners will be posted on the Music Marvel website with their videos. Finalists will be posted on March 6th. Winners will be announced on March 17th with a live stream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLIQBN5rkW8. Prizes will be awarded shortly thereafter.
All submissions will be reviewed by qualified Piano Marvel employees and receive an official comment addressing the strengths and weaknesses of the performance and video. In order to receive these comments, please make sure that commenting is enabled on your YouTube video. If comments are not enabled on the video, there will not be feedback provided.
The videos that are chosen as finalists will be featured in a live YouTube stream on March 17th. Prizes will be awarded to the videos with the most votes.
We are excited for you to join us for this competition. We look forward to hearing your performance!
December 1, 2022
Registration & Video Submission Deadline:
February 28, 2023
SUBMISSION DEADLINE (FEB 28)