School of Music

Piano Competition

The competition is open to all young pianists between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. All previous "First Prize" winners may not compete until eligible for the next level. 

2020 Competition Details

Featured Composer: Beethoven and his Contemporaries: Classical Style and Its Legacy 

When: Sunday, September 27, 2020

Where: Wilmot Hall of Music, Nazareth College Arts Center

Application deadline: August 28, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Apply online or download a printable application.

  • Each contestant will receive a confirmation and audition time by September 16, 2020.
  • Applications can be sent to: School of Music, Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, NY 14618

Registration fee: A registration fee of $30 (non-refundable) must accompany each application.

Payment: Please make check payable to: Nazareth College School of Music  -- Piano Competition. 

For more information: Please call the School of Music at 585-389-2700. Any questions regarding repertoire should be directed to Dr. Jacob Ertl at 585-389-2696.


Elementary/Young Pianists Division
Junior Division
Senior Division

Winners Recital



Elementary/Young Pianists Division
Junior Division
Senior Division

Competition Results


2017-18 Competition Winners

    Senior Division: Johnathan Indajang, 1st Place
    Junior Division: Maxwell Sun, 1st Place
    Elementary/Young Pianist Division: Weijun Wang
    Senior Division: Raymond Feng, 1st Place

    Past Winners

      Junior Division: Thomas Xue
      Senior Division: Yulia Yang
      Junior Category: Amy Feng
      Senior Category: Jimmy Berger

      Past Competition