2021 Tell School of Music Keyboard Division Piano Competition

Tell School of Music Keyboard Division International Piano Competition

Heartfelt congratulations to ALL participants!  Prizewinners are listed below!

ELEMENTARY:
 
1st PLACE: RUOLAN HAO
 
2nd PLACE: YI FENG
 
3rd PLACE: JINTONG HARDY WANG
 
HONORABLE MENTION (in no particular order): HOWL MACIUCA, EMMELINE HADELI, ZALE ZHANG, ARIEL HU, LAWRENCE LIN, LIANGQI CHEN
 
JUNIOR:
 
1st PLACE: ANH NGUYEN
 
2nd PLACE: EDDISON CHEN
 
3rd PLACE: KEIRA CHEN
 
HONORABLE MENTION (in no particular order): BRIAN OU, STANFORD YU, ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, DANIEL HUANG
 
SENIOR:
 
1st PLACE: MARIO BOBOTSOV
 
2nd PLACE: ALICE ZHANG
 
3rd PLACE: JIE LIANG
 
HONORABLE MENTION (in no particular order): MYROSLAV MYKHAILENKO, JIALIN SONG, KENNETH HE, NANGA LIN, ALEX CHEN, QIANXIANG MA
 
YOUNG ARTIST:
 
1st PLACE: AILUN ZHENG
 
2nd PLACE: SIYUAN XU
 
3rd PLACE: EUNA KIM – XINGZE JIANG
 
HONORABLE MENTION (in no particular order): CHARLOTTE TANG, SOOJIN KIM, JAMIE LOFTUS, NEIL KRZESKI, JUNWEN LIANG, SHUKKI WONG, GREG HARTMANN

 

**DUE TO ONGOING CONCERNS ABOUT COVID-19, THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY**

The Tell School of Music Keyboard Division introduces the Inaugural Youth Piano Competition. Dr. Xun Pan and Dr. Amy Gustafson serve as directors for this event. 


 Download a full packet of information about the contest below:

Piano Competition Information Packet

Download student entry and teacher registration form below:

Application and Registration Form

Please email forms AND a resume, bio, and professional headshot to Dr. Amy Gustafson by January 22, 2021.


 

Competition Details

  • Who is the Competition For?

    Young pianists from all over the world are invited to participate in our competition.  Participants must meet the age requirements as of February 13, 2021.

    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 events will take place virtually via Zoom.  More details and Zoom link invitations will be sent out to participants one week before the event.

     

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2021 

    10-11:00 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 by Spencer Myer, followed by Q and A

     

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021  

    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

     

    All winners’ videos will be posted on the Millersville University competition website and the Millersville keyboard division Facebook page.

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  • What Repertoire is Required?

    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?

    Due to COVID-19 concerns the events will be held virtually via Zoom. More details will be sent once you register.

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  • What is the entry fee?

    The competition fee for students is $50 and includes all competition events and recitals

    The Teacher Participation fee is $50 and includes both workshops and attendance to all competition events and recitals 

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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 January 22, 2021.  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: Rachel Dove

    Millersville International Piano Competition

    Millersville University

    P.O. Box 1002

    Millersville, PA 17551

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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:  

    Xun Pan

    Amy Gustafson

    Spencer Myer


    In addition, all winners’ 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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Guest Artist - Spencer Myer

Spencer Myer Photo
Lauded for "superb playing" and "poised, alert musicianship" by the Boston Globe, and labeled "definitely a man to watch" by London's The Independent, American pianist SPENCER MYER is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today's concert stage.

Spencer Myer’s orchestral, recital and chamber music performances have been heard throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has been soloist with, among many others, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boise, Dayton, Evansville, Louisiana and Rhode Island philharmonic orchestras, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, the Altoona, Baton Rouge, Bozeman, Canton, Chattanooga, Duluth Superior, Flagstaff, Grand Junction, Indianapolis, Juneau, Knoxville, Longmont, Macon, Missoula, New Haven, Phoenix, Ridgefield, San Juan, Santa Fe, Springfield (MA, MO, OH), Traverse, Tucson and Wyoming symphony orchestras, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Ohio’s ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, New York City’s The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, Mexico’s Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, South Africa’s Cape Town and Johannesburg philharmonic orchestras and Beijing’s China National Symphony Orchestra.

Spencer Myer's recital appearances have been presented in New York City's Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y and Steinway Hall, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center and London’s Wigmore Hall, while many of his performances have been broadcast on WQXR (New York City), WHYY (Philadelphia), WCLV (Cleveland) and WFMT (Chicago).

Spencer Myer's career was launched with three important prizes: First Prize in the 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa, the 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship from the American Pianists Association and the Gold Medal from the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. He is also a laureate of the 2007 William Kapell, 2005 Cleveland and 2005 Busoni international piano competitions.

An enthusiastic supporter of the education of young musicians, Spencer Myer has served as a guest faculty at the Oberlin and Baldwin-Wallace Conservatories of Music, and in the fall of 2015, he was appointed Artist-Teacher of Piano and Collaborative Piano at Boston's Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Spencer Myer is a Steinway Artist.