Music Department

Piano Competition

Diversity and Change: Piano Literature Since 1900

The competition is open to all young pianists between the age of 11-18 years old. All previous "First Prize" winners may not compete until eligible for the next level. 

2017 Competition Details

Featured Composer: Piano Literature Since 1900

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Where: Wilmot Hall of Music, Nazareth College Arts Center

Application deadline: August 25, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

  • Apply online or download the application.
  • Each contestant will receive a confirmation and audition time by September 11, 2017.
  • Applications can be sent to: Nazareth College, Music Department, 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 Music Department  -- Piano Competition. 

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


Senior Category
Junior Category

Winners Recital



Senior Category
Junior Category

Competition Results


2017 Competition Winners

    Senior Division: Raymond Feng
    Senior Division: David Munechika
    Junior Division: Margaret Bauman
    Junior Division: Celine Wang
    Competition Participant 2016

    Past Winners

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