Global Melodies Awards 
   Picture by David Maiolo

The Global Melodies Awards are a series of piano-oriented music competitions established to give recognition to primarily piano students of all levels, whether they are beginners or intermediates. Furthermore, we hope these Awards will promote the significance of piano music in modern culture. By participating in this competition, students are given the opportunity to share their musicality onstage and gain further experience in order to pursue personal achievements in piano playing.

The Global Melodies Awards event offers students an opportunity to compete at their playing level and also in narrow age divisions. From beginning students to advanced, there is a division for everyone.

Benefits of this competition include:

  • Participants can play a non-classical or classical piece, a solo or an ensemble performance with their friends or family members and compete against others playing similar styles of pieces. 
  • We ask that participants send videos of their recent live performances (each performance should have at least 5 people in the audience). Performances in a recital setting, non-professional and unedited video is preferred. Videos can be sent on a DVD, or emailed with a link if uploaded to YouTube.
  • Participants are given the option to compete with others of the same age or the same piano level.

  • In each division, students will have the opportunity to win a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal. The type of medal granted will be dependent upon the quality of the performance and not the order in which students finish in that division. For example, all high-level performances will be rewarded with a Gold medal. At Global Melodies, we believe all the effort and practice that goes into achieving a high-level performance should be acknowledged.
  • Students will receive their awards (gold, silver, and bronze medals) at the Grand Awards Ceremony, with some outstanding performances at the Boulder Canyon Theater.

  • Students may enter more than one division and will have multiple opportunities to compete. Students who win three gold medals, even from different years, will be awarded with a trophy.

  • Non-classical performers are welcome with their own composition or arrangement. No sheet music would be necessary for the judges. 

    The teachers of all participants will not be involved in judging. The results can’t be appealed once the decisions have been made.

For residents of Colorado who are invited to the award ceremony, to receive a medal you must attend the award ceremony.