Young Artist Piano Competition
Murray State hosts the First Annual Young Artist Piano Competition for Pre-College Students.
Event: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.
Registration deadline: Sept. 28, 2018
Pianists Grades 9 through 12 residing in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Tennessee.
- First Prize- $500
- Second Prize - $300
- Third Prize - $200
In addition to the cash awards, prize winners are automatically considered for a Department of Music scholarship, to be applied toward undergraduate piano study at Murray State University. (Note: All Music Scholarship recipients receive in-state tuition.)
All music must be performed from memory. Contestants will be allowed 15 minutes of total playing time on the day of the competition.
- Baroque: A contrapuntal work by J.S. Bach, one or more movements from a Baroque suite by J.S. Bach or Handel, or a sonata by Scarlatti or Soler.
- Classical: A movement from a sonata, or a work of equivalent scope, from the Classical Period. Composers include, but are not limited to, Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven. Repeats are not necessary.
- Romantic or Contemporary: Any significant work or movement(s) from a larger work.
*Piano concerti, duets/chamber works, sonatinas, and works for prepared piano are not permitted.
- Application Fee of $50. Once you have completed the Online Application, you will submit payment of the non-refundable application fee via credit card.
- Application materials must be submitted by Friday, September 28, 2018.
- Dr. Matthew Gianforte, Associate Professor of Music, Murray State University
- Dr. Meeyoun Park, Associate Professor of Music, Murray State University
- Dr. Lucia Unrau, Professor of Music, Murray State University
Location and Venue
The competition will be held in the Performing Arts Hall on the Murray State University campus. The Performing Arts Hall is housed within the Old Fine Arts Building, on the second floor. Please refer to the Murray State Campus Map.
Travel and Accommodations
Travel to and from the competition, as well as any necessary accommodations, is the responsibility of the contestants.
This competition is made possible with generous support from the Gary and Barbara Morgan Keyboard Studies Fund for Excellence.