Competition Planner

Competitions, Festivals, and Academies for 2020-2021:

  • Bosendorfer Piano Competition

  • Bosendorfer/Yamaha Competition

  • Canada International Piano Competition (www.canadaipc.com

  • Chopin Foundation of the United States Scholarship Program for Young Pianists (www.chopin.org)

  • Dakota Valley Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition

  • David D. Dubois Piano Festival & Competition

  • e piano Junior International Competition

  • Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition

  • From the Top

  • Frost Chopin Festival and Academy (www.chopin.org)

  • Golden Valley Orchestra Young Artists Competition

  • Hastings International Piano Competition

  • International Institute for Young Musicians (IIYM) International Competition

  • Minnetonka Young Artist Competition

  • Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum (MMTF) Mozart Concerto Competition

  • Minnesota International Piano Camp 

  • Minnesota Orchestra’s Young Peoples Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA) Concerto Competition

  • Minnesota Public Radio's (MPR) Minnesota Varsity

  • Morningside Music Bridge (www.mmb.international/about/overview)

  • Music at Menlo Chamber Music Academy (www.music@menlo.org">www.music@menlo.org)

  • Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Young Artist Competition

  • National Arts Competition/Young Arts Foundation

  • New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) - Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (masno.org)

  • Piano Arts - North American Competition and Music Festival (pianoarts.org)

  • Piano Texas International Festival and Academy (www.pianotexas.org)

  • Rising Stars Concerto Competition of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

  • Saint Paul Piano Teachers (SPPTA) Concerto Competition

  • Schubert Club Special Grants

  • Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition

  • Southeastern Piano Festival (SEPF) and the Arthur Fraser International Competition (www.southeasternpianofestival.com)

  • Steinway & Sons Piano Competition - International (USA; Canada)

  • Texas State International Piano Festival (www.tsipf.com/apply/)

  • Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition​​

  • Waring International Piano Competition

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Calendar for 2020-2021:

September

  • Tuesday, September 1 – Applications accepted, St. Paul Piano Teachers (SPPTA) Concerto Competition (applications submitted by the teachers)

  • Tuesday, September 1 – Applications accepted, National Arts Competition/Young Arts Foundation

  • Wednesday, September 16, 3:00 pm EST - Application deadline, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Young Artist Competition

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October

  • Thursday, October 1 - Registration opens, Steinway Virtual Piano Competition - International (USA; Canada)

  • Monday, October 12 - Applications accepted, Schubert Club Virtual Student Scholarship Competition

  • Thursday, October 15 - Application deadline, Saint Paul Piano Teachers (SPPTA) Concerto Competition (applications submitted by the teachers)

  • Friday, October 16 – Application deadline, 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time National Arts Competition/Young Arts Foundation

  • Sunday, October 25 - Video submission deadline, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Young Artist Competition

  • TBA - Applications available on line, Schubert Club Competition

​November

  • Sunday, November 1 - Video submission deadline, Steinway Virtual Piano Competition

  • Sunday, November 15 - Winners announced, Steinway Virtual Piano Competition

  • Monday, November 23 - Application deadline, Rising Stars Concerto Competition of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

  • Monday November 30 - Applications available, Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition

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December​​

  • Wednesday, December 2, 3:00 pm EST - Video submission deadline, West Central Division, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Young Artist Competition

  • Saturday, December 5 - St. Paul Piano Teachers (SPPTA) Concerto Competition

  • Cancelled - Application deadline (teachers submit applications), Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum (MMTF) Mozart Concerto Competition

 

January​​​​

  • Monday, January 4 - Application deadline #2, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation/From the Top

  • Tuesday, January 19 - Video Application Deadline, Rising Stars Concerto Competition of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

  • Friday, January 22 - Application deadline, Schubert Club Virtual Student Scholarship Competition

  • Saturday, January 23 - Rising Stars Concerto Competition of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra - Prelims/Semi-finals

  • Friday, January 29 - Application deadline, Minnesota Orchestra’s Young Peoples Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA) Concerto Competition

  • Friday, January 29 - Application deadline, Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition​​

  • Saturday, January 30 - Application deadline, Canada International Piano Competition

  • Saturday, January 30 - Rising Stars Concerto Competition of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra - Virtual Finals

  • Saturday, January 30 - Application deadline, Morningside Music Bridge

  • Cancelled - Application deadline, Dakota Valley Symphony Concerto Competition

  • Cancelled - Required recitals, Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition

  • Cancelled - Required recitals, Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition

  • Cancelled - Dakota Valley Orchestra Concerto Competition.  Schmitt Music Edina

  • Cancelled - Applications available, Steinway Junior Competition

  • Cancelled - Required recitals, Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition

  • Cancelled - Required recitals, Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition

  • Cancelled - Required recitals, Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition

  • Cancelled - Required recitals, Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition

February

  • Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 15 - Canada International Piano Competition

  • Friday, February 12 - Video Submission Deadline, Schubert Club Virtual Student Scholarship Competition

  • Friday, February 19 - Video Submission Deadline, Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition

  • Cancelled - Mozart Piano Concerto Competition

  • TBA - Application deadline, Piano Arts North American Competition and Music Festival

  • Cancelled - SPPTA Winner's Concert with the Mississippi Valley Orchestra

  • TBA - Application deadline, Texas State International Piano Festival

  • TBA - Preliminary video submission deadline, Piano Arts North American Competition and Music Festival

  • TBA - David D. Dubois Piano Festival & Competition

  • TBA - Schubert Club Special Grants

March​

  • Saturday, March 6 - (Prelims) Minnesota Orchestra’s Young Peoples Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA) Concerto Competition

  • Cancelled - Rising Stars Concerto Competition of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra Winner’s Finals/Concert

  • Saturday, Sunday, March 13-14 - Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Competition Finals.  Atlanta

  • Monday, March 15 - Application deadline, Southeastern Piano Festival (SEPF) and the Arthur Fraser International Competition

  • Monday, March 15 - Application deadline, Texas State International Piano Festival

  • Saturday, March 20 - (Finals) Minnesota Orchestra’s Young Peoples Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA) Concerto Competition

  • Monday, March 31, Application deadline #3, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation/From the Top

  • TBA - Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winners Concert

  • TBA - Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition Winner’s Concert, Ordway Concert Hall

 

April​

  • Thursday, April 1 - Application deadline, Frost Chopin Festival and Academy

  • Thursday, April 1 - Application deadline, Piano Texas International Festival and Academy

  • Thursday, April 1 - Schubert Club Winners Announced

  • Cancelled - Dakota Valley Orchestra's Concerto Competition Winners Concert, 2:00 pm

  • Cancelled - Dakota Valley Orchestra's Concerto Competition Winners Children's Concert, 11:00 am

  • TBA - Deadline, Schubert Club Special Grants

 

May​

  • Saturday, May 1 - Application deadline, New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival

  • Cancelled - MMTF Mozart Concerto Competition Winner with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra

  • TBA -  Piano Arts North American Competition and Music Festival

  • TBA - Application deadline, Bosendorfer Piano Competition 

  • TBA - Application deadline, Minnesota International Piano Camp

June​

  • Saturday, June 5 - Sunday, June 13 - Texas State International Piano Festival

  • Thursday, June 10 - Sunday, June 20 - Piano Texas International Festival and Academy

  • Tuesday, June 15 - Application deadline, Chopin Foundation of the United States Scholarship Program for Young Pianists

  • TBA - Piano Arts North American Competition and Music Festival

  • TBA - Southeastern Piano Festival (SEPF) and the Arthur Fraser International Competition

  • TBA - Bosendorfer Piano Competition.  Concordia College, Saint Paul

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July​​​

  • Tuesday, July 6 - Friday, July 30 - Morningside Music Bridge

  • Wednesday, July 7 - Saturday, July 10 - Frost Chopin Festival and Academy

  • Saturday, July 17 - Monday, July 26 - New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) - Musical Arts Society of New Orleans

  • TBA - University of Minnesota International Piano Camp

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