Piano competition accepting applications

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) will host its first piano competition on October 19, and is seeking pianists from across South Carolina to participate.  
Applicants must be South Carolina residents in grades 7-10. Teachers of students do not have to be residents of South Carolina. There is a $25 entry fee and the deadline for applications is September 16, 2013. Students may apply via the school’s website: www.scgsah.org (under Music).
Participants will perform a memorized program of works up to 25 minutes in Smith Recital Hall on the SCGSAH campus in Greenville, SC.  Competition performances are open to the public at no charge. A reception will follow the competition and more than $2500 in cash prizes will be given to winners.
All entrants will receive written comments from each of the three judges. The judges for this inaugural competition are Dr. Martin Jones, Professor of Piano at Georgia Regents University Music Conservatory; Dr. Paul Nitsch, Professor of Piano at Queens University at Charlotte; and Dr. Clara Park, Professor of Piano at Georgia Regents University Music Conservatory.
The SCGSAH Junior Artist Piano Competition is sponsored by the Bichel Foundation and SCGSAH.
For more information on the competition, please visit the SCGSAH.org or contact Dr. Stephen Taylor at 864.282.3761.

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