Due to the continuing difficulties and complex logistics caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and in direct response to the potential health risks associated with such in-person/live events for all participants (visiting competitors with their accompanying families/teachers, as well as resident faculty/jurors and other on campus personnel), the Fall 2020 (40th) Ithaca College High School Piano Competition for pianists in grades 7-12 has been cancelled. Please direct any further inquiries to pianocompetition@ithaca.edu, thank you for your interest and looking forward to welcoming everyone back to campus in the Fall of 2021 for the resumption (and belated 40th anniversary) of this annual event.

Piano Competition

Each year the Ithaca College School of Music hosts a High School Piano Competition for pianists in grades 7 – 12.

The 40th Ithaca College High School Piano Competition will take place in the School of Music's state-of-the-art facilities on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Its panels of judges will be comprised of the School of Music’s resident Piano Faculty. Contestants may choose to compete in either of the solo divisions, the concerto division, or both.

Solo Division I - First Place: A $20,000 Ithaca College President's Scholarship to be applied towards tuition during each year of full-time undergraduate enrollment at Ithaca College. Alternatively, a $750 cash award.

Solo Division II - First Place: A $500 cash award.

Concerto Division: A $750 cash award and the opportunity to perform with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra in 2019-20!

► Read more about the Solo Competition and the Concerto Competition

Piano Competition

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Online Application AND Postmark Entrance Fee Deadlines: August 7, 2020