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SummerArts Competition

Concert Piano

Welcome to the University of Utah SummerArts Piano Festival and Competition 2017! The piano faculty looks forward to meeting you during the competition and evaluation. 

The SummerArts Competition offers elementary through college piano students the opportunity to compete over two days – August 10th & 12th – in David P. Gardner Hall for cash awards, scholarships and performance prizes.

The SummerArts Piano Competition will be held in David Gardner Hall on Thursday, August 10th at the University of Utah. Please arrive 30 minutes before your assigned time to fill out the judging sheets. Competition times are approximate so you will need to be prepared to play up to 20 minutes prior to your assigned time. Please bring an original score for the judges. If you are late, you will forfeit your competition time.

After all performances have been completed, we will post all winners to the School of Music website.

The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 12th at 7:00 PM in Libby Gardner Hall. You must be present to receive your award.

Winners are listed at the bottom of this web page.

Full Eligibility Requirements


Competition Guidelines

All age divisions can compete in solo, concerto or both divisions. 

For complete competition rules click here.

Solo

  • Two solo pieces, one baroque or classical.
  • Pieces must be of contrasting styles and periods.

Previous first-place winners must enter in next higher division.

Concerto

  • One movement of a standard concerto
  • Open ONLY to competitors who participated in and sold 10 tickets to the 2017 Monster Concert.
  • Contestants wishing to perform a concerto that is not part of the University of Utah School of Music holdings will be responsible for the cost of rental/purchasing the music. Click here for a complete list of Concerto Repertoire in the University of Utah School of Music holdings.

Winners may not perform in two consecutive years.

Evaluation Guidelines

Participants can receive faculty evaluation without competing.

  • One or two pieces, memorization is optional

Evaluation participants are not eligible for prizes.

Young Artist Division Only

Additional competition opportunities for scholarship awards.

Arne Oldberg composition

Information concerning rules and prizes are found here

Music for the Arne Oldberg composition:

Oldberg Badinage Petite Valse Op.27 No.1

 Video Teaching

Information concerning rules and prizes are found here .

Collaborative piano

Information concerning rules and prizes are found here.

Music for the Collaborative Piano Competition

Puccini - Mi Chiamano Mimi (pdf)

Rachmaninov - Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14 (pdf)

2017 University of Utah SummerArts Piano Competition Winners

Young Elementary Solo:

Outstanding Romantic Performance

TBA

 

Outstanding Classic Performance 

TBA

 

Outstanding Baroque Performance

TBA

 

Outstanding 20th-centur performance

TBA

 

Honorable Mention

TBA

 

Third Prize

TBA

 

Second Prize 

TBA

 

First Prize

TBA

 

Young Elementary Concerto

Third Prize

TBA

 

Second Prize

TBA

 

First Prize

TBA

  

Elementary Solo:

Outstanding Baroque Performance

TBA

 

Outstanding Classic Performance

TBA

 

Outstanding Romantic Performance

TBA

 

Honorable Mention

TBA

 

Third Prize 

TBA

 

Second Prize 

TBA

 

First Prize

TBA

 

Elementary Concerto:

Third Prize

TBA

 

Second Prize

TBA

 

First Prize

TBA

 

Junior Solo:

Outstanding Classic Performance

TBA

 

Outstanding Romantic Performance 

TBA

 

Outstanding Baroque Performance 

TBA

 

Outstanding 20th Century Performance 

TBA

 

Honorable Mention

TBA

 

Third Prize

TBA

 

Second Prize

TBA

 

First Prize

TBA

 

Junior Concerto:

Sixth Prize

TBA

 

Fifth Prize

TBA

 

Fourth Prize

TBA

 

Third Prize

TBA

 

Second Prize

TBA

 

First Prize

TBA

 

Senior Solo:

Third Prize

TBA

 

Second Prize

TBA

 

First Prize

TBA

 

Senior Concerto

Third Prize

TBA

 

Second Prize

TBA

 

First Prize

TBA

 

Video Teaching Award:

Second Prize

TBA

 

Frist Prize

TBA

 

Collaborative Piano Competition:

Third Prize

TBA

 

Second Prize

TBA

 

Frist Prize

TBA

 

Arne Oldberg Scholarship:

Third Prize

TBA

 

Second Prize

TBA

 

Frist Prize

TBA

 

Young Artist Solo:

Graduate Division

TBA

 

First Prize

TBA

 

Undergraduate Division

Third Prize

TBA

 

Second Prize

TBA

 

First Prize

TBA

 

Young Artist Concerto:

Fourth Prize

TBA

 

Third Prize

TBA

 

Second Prize

TBA

 

First Prize

TBA

 

Directors

Susan Duehlmeier

Ning Lu

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Deadline for Registration

July 15, 2017

 

Age Divisions

Young Elementary
10 and under

Elementary
11-13

Junior
14-16

Senior
17-18

Young Artist
College

Last Updated: 3/21/17