The non-competitive division is for aspiring artists, future stars, and teachers who want to perform and receive comments from a professional musician but not compete with other pianists. Special awards and Certificates will be given, as well as a *discount to attend the 2019 International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A.


  • Level A: Age 13 and younger; 1-2 pieces; 5-8 minutes

  • Level B: Age 14 – 18; 1-2 pieces; 5-10 minutes

  • Level C: Age 19-23; 2-3 pieces; 10-15 minutes

  • Level D: Age 24 and above; 2-3 pieces, 10-15 minutes

  • Level T: Teachers; 2-3 pieces; 10-15 minutes


  • Deadline — July 15, 2019

  • Entrance Fee — $50


  • Festival Fee for Non-Competitive Registrants — $150

  • Admits one person to all daily events during the six-day festival, the Semifinal and Final Rounds of the Odyssiad® Competition, all five evening concerts by world-renowned pianists, and all social events.

2019 DATES

  • July 29: Non-Competitive Division Auditions, Griffin Concert Hall 

  • July 30 - August 3,  Several special sessions devoted to participants in the Non-Competitive Division, including a special group masterclass by Dr. Janet Landreth and Iris Zhang for participants in the Novice Division, an "East Meets West" session led by Daria Kiseleva on the theme, "Music as the International Language.”