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Utah International Music Academy & Helen Taylor Johannsen International Piano Competition

Welcome to the 2017 International Piano Festival and Competition. This year the session will be held July 17-22. The Festival is held in David P. Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus. During each session, Festival participants will fine-tune their pianistic, performing and musicianship skills by participating in daily individual lessons, master classes and seminars, learning from renowned teachers and concert pianists.

The festival’s rigorous program will prepare participants for the final piano competition, at which winners receive cash prizes. Both the festival and competitions take place in the outstanding performance facilities of David P. Gardner Hall; the School of Music is an all-Steinway school.



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July 17, 2017
Opening Ceremony (7:00 pm)
Thompson Hall
School of Music University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

July 18, 2017
Semi-final Round
Libby Concert Hall
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

July19, 2017
Final Round & Winner Ceremony
Libby Concert Hall
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Last Updated: 12/12/16