PIANO MEET SCORING
Each performance is scored by two judges individually – meaning they don’t discuss their scores with each other or see what score the other judge gave.
After scores are collected, the two scores are averaged together resulting in the student’s final score.
Students are sorted into age categories based on the students closest to their
birthdate for that individual Meet.
SCORING IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
1 point deduction for any musical or physical error including:
– Wrist motion missing
– Incorrect sound
– Thumb out
– Collapsed Finger
– Wrist generally too low
– Tempo not steady – speeds up/slows down
– Incorrect touch – legato, staccato etc
5 point deduction for any accuracy error including:
– Note error
– Rhythm error
– Tempo too fast or too slow
10 point deduction for errors distracting to the overall performance including:
– Starting Over
– Correcting a mistake rather than playing through a mistake
– Any other issue that indicates poor fundamental preparation
– Piece isn’t memorized – 25 points
– No score provided in Free Solo category – 10 points
– Under the Free Solo time limit – 1 point/second under
– Only 1 student performance in the video – 15 points
PIANO MEET RANKING (PMR):
Points are given for meet placement and number of competitors in the meet category.
– 5 students in an age category = 5 points for 1st, 4 for 2nd etc.
– 10 students in an age category = 10 points for 1st, 1 point for 10th
In the case of a tie, the next available place is skipped.
In a group of 5 students, 2 students tie for 2nd place. 1st place gets 5 points, the next 2 students get 4 points each, the next student gets 2 points.
Additional points based on level are given if student’s final score is 90 or higher.
– Foundational = 0 extra points
– Level 1 = 10 extra points
– Level 2 = 20 extra points
– Level 3 = 30 extra points
– Level 4 = 40 extra points
– Free Solo = 50 extra points
Students are given a Piano Meet Ranking based on their total number of points.
In cases of a tie in rank points, the next available spot(s) is/are skipped per number of students tied.