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 (online)

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

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM

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

For more information: Any questions regarding repertoire or the competition should be directed to Dr. Jacob Ertl.

Apply Online

You will need to have ready:

  • The title of the pieces you are performing
  • The URL for your video(s)
  • A credit card for payment of the application fee

2020 Competition Winners

List of Winners

2020 Competition Judges

Young Pianist Division - Gary Fisher
Young Pianist Division - Beverly Smoker
Junior Division - Asami Hagiwara
Junior Division - Nicholas Susi
Senior Division - Albert Kim
Senior Division - Paul Sánchez

Winners Recital 2020



Elementary/Young Pianists Division
Junior Division
Senior Division


Elementary/Young Pianists Division
Junior Division
Senior Division

Past Competition Results


2020 Competition Winners

    Young Pianist Division: Rinchen Posel, 1st Place
    Senior Division: Elizabeth Zhang, 1st Place
    Junior Division: Jiatong Gao, 1st Place

    2018-19 Competition Winners

      Junior Division: Rebecca Lee, 1st Place
      Senior Division: Maxwell Sun, 1st Place
      Junior Division: Emily Yu, 2nd Place
      Young Pianist Division: Wenzhang Vazquez, 2nd Place

      Past Competition