2022 Tell School of Music Keyboard Division Piano Competition

Tell School of Music Keyboard Division International Piano Competition

Competition Details

  • Who is the Competition For?

    ELIGIBILITY: 

    Young pianists from all over the world are invited to participate in our competition.  Participants must meet the age requirements as of February 12, 2022.

    Elementary: For pianists ages 7 – 10 

    Junior: For pianists ages 11 – 14 

    Senior: For pianists ages 15 – 18.  Students who are currently enrolled in a high school program and not have attended college yet are eligible.

    Young Artist: For ages 18 and over.  Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or students who have graduated from a program in the last two years 

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  • What is the Schedule of Events?

    SCHEDULE FOR COMPETITION/FESTIVAL WEEKEND

    All students who apply for and participate in the competition are invited to participate in these events.  Performers for the master classes will be selected from the competition applicants and notified one week before the event.

    All workshops and master classes will take place in-person and live on Zoom.  More details and Zoom link invitations will be sent out to participants one week before the event.

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022

    10:00 -11:00 AM Workshop for Registered Teachers by Dr. Amy E. Gustafson

    11:30 – 1:00 PM Master Class #1 by Dr. Amy E. Gustafson

    1:30 – 3:00 PM Master Class #2 by Dr. Xun Pan

    3:30 – 4:30 PM Q and A for Registered Teachers by Dr. Xun Pan and Dr. Amy E. Gustafson

    7:30 PM Guest Artist Recital, followed by Q and A

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2022

    8:30 – 9:30 AM Workshop for Chinese Students by Dr. Xun Pan and Dr. Amy E. Gustafson

    9:30 – 11:00 AM Master Class #3 by Dr. Xun Pan

    1:30 – 3:00 PM Master Class #4 by Dr. Amy E. Gustafson

    3:30 – 4:30 Q and A for Students by Dr. Xun Pan and Dr. Amy E. Gustafson

    4:30 - 5:30 PM Winners' Announcement

    6:30 PM Winners’ Recital 

    All winners’ photos and bios and videos will be posted on the Millersville University competition website and the Millersville keyboard division facebook page.  Winners will also be individually featured weekly on the Millersville keyboard division facebook page and the division’s other social media accounts.

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  • What Repertoire is Required?

    REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS:  

    All repertoire must be performed by memory.   

    Elementary Category: Play up to 10 minutes of music, with at least two pieces of contrasting style. 

    Junior: Play up to 15 minutes of music, with at least two pieces of contrasting style. 

    Senior: Play up to 20 minutes of music, with at least two contrasting style. 

    Young Artist: Play up to 25 minutes of music, with at least three pieces of contrasting style.

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  • Where will the Competition Happen?

    Millersville Keyboard Division International Piano Competition 

    February 12 – 13, 2022

    COMPETITION WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY, VIA PRE-RECORDED VIDEOS

     MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD BOTH IN-PERSON and VIRTUALLY

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  • What is the entry fee?

    COMPETITION APPLICATION FEE FOR STUDENTS:   $75

    TEACHER WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION FEE:             $50

    (Teacher Participation Fee includes both workshops, plus attendance to all other events)

    Completed applications and links to applicant’s recordings should be emailed to Dr. Amy E. Gustafson at amy.gustafson@millersville.edu.  All entry fees should be mailed to the Millersville music office (see address below).  Please specify name of student clearly on the check and write “Millersville Piano Competition” on the subject line.  International students should contact Dr. Gustafson for instructions on how to pay their fee.

    Download Application Form Here

    Tell School of Music

    Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center

    Attn: Music Office

    Millersville International Piano Competition

    Millersville University

    P.O. Box 1002

    Millersville, PA 17551

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  • Where do I send the entry fees and when are they due?

    Completed applications and links to applicant’s recordings (using YouTube or comparable platforms) should be emailed to Dr. Amy E. Gustafson at amy.gustafson@millersville.edu by February 1, 2022.  All entry fees should be mailed to the Millersville music office (see address below).  Please specify name of student clearly on the check and write “Millersville Piano Competition” on the subject line.  International students should contact Dr. Gustafson for instructions on how to pay their fee.

    Tell School of Music

    Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center

    Attn: Music Office

    Millersville International Piano Competition

    Millersville University

    P.O. Box 1002

    Millersville, PA 1755

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  • Are Prizes Available?

    PRIZES: 

    Elementary: 

    1st Prize: $150, Certificate, and Performance Opportunity 

    2nd Prize: $100 and Certificate 

    3rd Prize: $75 and Certificate 

    Junior:

    1st Prize: $150, Certificate, and Performance Opportunity 

    2nd Prize: $100 and Certificate 

    3rd Prize: $75 and Certificate 

    Senior 
    1st Prize: $150, Certificate, and Performance Opportunity 

    2nd Prize: $100 and Certificate 

    3rd Prize: $75 and Certificate 

    Young Artist 

    1st Prize: $500, Certificate, and Performance Opportunity 

    2nd Prize: $300 and Certificate 

    3rd Prize: $125 and Certificate 

    JURY:  

    TBD

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