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SummerArts Competition

Concert Piano

Welcome to the University of Utah SummerArts Piano Competition, our international panel of judges looks forward to meeting you.

Hosted by the University of Utah School of Music, the SummerArts Piano Competition offers elementary through college piano students the opportunity to compete for cash awards, scholarships, and performance prizes. Our concerto winners will perform with the Salt Lake Symphony and the American West Symphony live in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. (Subject to the judges’ recommendations).

The 2022 SummerArts Piano Competition will be held in David P. Gardner Hall on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at the University of Utah.

Winners and concerto performance schedule will be posted on August 15, 2022. All judging sheets and your prize certificates will be mailed to you.

In addition to your assigned competition time, please read the following instruction before coming to the university on August 11, 2022: 

  • We strongly encourage competitors to arrive at least 15 minutes before your assigned time and check in at the front desk.  If you are late on your assigned competition time, you will forfeit your competition.
  • For the pre-college division, bring 2 copies of the judging sheets for the appropriate division.
  • For Young Artist Division, bring 3 copies of judging sheets for each competition you are competiting in.
  • You can download the judging sheets on the SummerArts website. Please fill the forms before arrival.
  • Bring 1 original score of your pieces for judges.
  • Mask wearing is not required but is strongly encouraged.
  • No audience is allowed on the competition site.

Judging Sheets

Solo Competition


Collaborative Competition

Concerto Competition

Arne Oldberg Competition

Competition Guidelines

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

For complete competition rules click here.


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

Previous first-place winners may enter the same division with new repertoire. 


  • One movement of a standard concerto
  • 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. Concerto performance will be awarded solely based on the judges’ recommendations.

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:

Arne Oldberg "Fantasia"

 Video Teaching

Information concerning rules and prizes are found here .


Ning Lu


Jie Bu

Hsiang Tu

Koji Attwood

Jared Pierce

Viktor Valkov

Ruby Choi

Age Divisions

Young Elementary
10 and under


Junior 1

Junior 2


Young Artist


Competition Schedule

Winner Information

Concerto Performance



Last Updated: 3/22/23