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Department of Music to Host Young Artists Piano Competition

Steinway & Sons PianoJan. 23, 2017
KUTZTOWN, Pa. - In recognition of Kutztown University's new All Steinway designation, the university will hold a Young Artists Piano Competition on Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The competition is open to all high school aged students. 

Applications and a video submission are due Tuesday, Feb. 28.  Participants will be expected to complete two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire not exceeding 20 minutes. No arrangements, pop or Broadway compositions will be accepted.

Finalist who pass the video audition will be invited to compete at Kutztown University on April 2.

Awards and prizes include:

Each winner will participate in piano master class at Kutztown University, as well as performances in New York City, Philadelphia and Kutztown during fall of 2017.

Cash prizes include:

1st prize: $500 and full tuition scholarship to the Kutztown University Summer Chamber Music Festival that will be held from July 1 to 8, 2017.

2nd Prize: $300

3rd Prize: $200

Kutztown University is one of 150 schools worldwide and a dozen Pennsylvania institutions of higher education with the All Steinway designation. Students at the university acquire a refined perception of tone and performance in their musical experiences with Steinway Pianos.

The competition application can be found online at https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/visual-and-performing-arts/majors-and-minors/music/concerts-and-events/ku-young-artists-piano-competition.htm

For more information contact:

Dr. Maria Asteriadou
Associate Professor of Piano and Chamber Music
Kutztown University
E-mail: asteriad@kutztown.edu
Telephone: (484) 646-4154
Mobile: (917) 385-0661  

or

Dr. Daniel Immel
Associate Professor of Music
Kutztown University
Email: immel@kutztown.edu
Telephone (610) 683-1592
Mobile (484) 219-3644