MO Levels

The Music Olympics are for students in preschool through age 19 (not older than age 19 by June 1 of the following calendar year). The recommendations below are only "guidelines" to give you a general idea of where students might be placed. (See the Downloads page for exact details on each level.) Students should be placed at the level that is most appropriate (doable, yet still challenging) for their personal ability, regardless of number of years of lessons. (Your teacher will confirm what level you will enter at.)
All students should be placed in the appropriate "A" or "B" level based on their age on the day of the Olympics if an A/B option is listed below. (Novice for age 8 and under only.)
 

Guidelines for Levels
 
 Novice A young beginner with no more than 6 months of lessons by the day of the Olympics (age 8 and under)
 Primary A A beginner with about one year of lessons (age 8 and under)
 Primary B A beginner with about one year of lessons (age 9 and over)
 Elementary A One to two years of lessons (age 9 and under)
 Elementary B One to two years of lessons (age 10 and over)
 Lower Intermediate A Two to four years of lessons (age 12 and under)
 Lower Intermediate B Two to four years of lessons (age 13 and over)
 Intermediate A A student with around 5-6 years of lessons who is playing Middle Intermediate repertoire (age 13 and under)
 Intermediate B A student with around 5-6 years of lessons who is playing Middle Intermediate repertoire (age 14 and over)
 Upper Intermediate A student who has competed well in Lower Intermediate or Intermediate levels, and is playing easy sonatas and Bach Inventions
 Lower Advanced A student who has competed well in the Upper Intermediate level, and is playing the sonatas, Bach preludes and fugues, etc.
 Advanced  A high school student who has excelled beyond the Upper Intermediate level, and is playing Mozart or Beethoven sonatas, the more difficult works of Chopin, etc.