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SummerArts Competition

Concert Piano

Welcome to the University of Utah SummerArts Piano Festival and Competition 2018! 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 for cash awards, scholarships and performance prizes.

The 2018 SummerArts Piano Competition will be held in David Gardner Hall on Thursday, August 9th at the University of Utah.

  • SummerArts Competition Schedule
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your assigned time. If you are late, you will forfeit your competition time. 
  • Please bring 2 copies of the judging forms for the appropiate division.
  • Please bring only one original score for the judges.
  • Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, August 11th.

Judging Forms

Solo Competition


Collaborative Competition

Concerto Competition

Arne Oldberg Competition

The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 11th at 7:00 PM in Libby Gardner Hall. You must be present to receive your award.

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
  • Open ONLY to competitors who participated in and sold 10 tickets to the 2018 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:


 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

Boulanger - Au pied de mon lit (pdf)

Mozart - Deh, vieni, non tardar (pdf)



Ning Lu

Age Divisions

Young Elementary
10 and under




Young Artist


Last Updated: 8/22/18