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Weatherford College International Piano Competition

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Weatherford College is proud to hold their first annual Weatherford College International Piano Competition for young pianists. The competition will take place on Saturday, April 27, in the Alkek Fine Arts Center. Application fees must be postmarked by April 6.

Date: April 27, 2019
Location: Alkek Fine Arts Center, Weatherford College
Application Deadline: April 6, 2019


  • Junior Division: Ages 11-18 (max: 8 minutes)
    ​Applicants must be currently enrolled in elementary, junior or senior high school.
  • Collegiate Division: Ages 18-26 (max: 15 minutes)
    Applicants must be enrolled and currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate level music studies.

A pre-screening recording is not required. Contestants will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis. Acceptance will be limited to the first 20 applicants in Junior Division and the first 15 applicants in Collegiate Division, based on the order the applications are received.



  • Junior Division: 1st Prize $500, 2nd Prize $250, 3rd Prize $125
  • Collegiate Division: 1st Prize $800, 2nd Prize $400, 3rd Prize $200

First, second, and third place winners will receive trophies and cash awards. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and judges’ comments.


  • The Weatherford College International Piano Competition welcomes pianists of all nationalities.
  • Applicants for the Junior Division must be between ages 11-18 by the day of the competition, April 27, 2019, and currently enrolled in elementary,  junior or senior high school.
  • Applicants for the Collegiate Division must be between ages 18-26 by the day of the competition, April 27, 2019, and currently enrolled and pursuing undergraduate or graduate-level music studies. 


Two contrasting pieces for solo piano from two different eras of Western classical music including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century must be performed memorized. Original compositions and improvisations are not permitted. Repeats may be played at the discretion of the performer, but are not required. Only one movement of a sonata is allowed. Maximum playing time is 8 minutes (Junior Division) and 15 minutes (Collegiate Division); there is no minimum time limit. Repertoire length may exceed this time limit, although judges may stop the student if the performance exceeds the maximum time allowed (does not affect results).


  • Junior Division: $70
  • Collegiate Division: $100

There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee required. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "Weatherford College" and include "Piano Competition" and the name of the applicant in the memo line. A non-refundable application fee of $70 (Junior Division) and $100 (Collegiate Division) must be postmarked by April 6, 2019. Applications will be not be considered complete until the application fee and repertoire list have been received. Applicants to the competitions will be notified of their results by April 13, 2019.

Send checks to:

Dr. Hyeyoung Song, WC International Piano Competition Director
Fine Arts Department / Weatherford College
225 College Park Dr.
Weatherford, TX 76086         

For more information, or questions about any part of the Weatherford College International Piano Competition process, please call at 817-598-6436 or email


  • Students, teachers, parents, and audience members should not approach the judges for any reason during the competition
  • Assigned performance slots are final.
  • Judges' decisions on all awards and eligibility will be final.
  • Competitors are responsible for their own expenses to participate in the competition, including the cost of their travel.
  • Junior Division contestants must be prepared to perform by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the competition.
  • Students must be present at the awards ceremony to remain eligible for any prizes.
  • Competition is presented before an audience.
  • Judges reserve the right to cut off a performance at their discretion. 
  • The Competition reserves the right, without payment of fees, to record and distribute recordings for media and other purposes, including the Internet, and to televise, broadcast, film, record, videotape, photograph or stream live all stages of the Competition, all prize performances, and concerts.
  • By applying to the Competition, applicants agree to abide by all the rules and regulations of the Weatherford College International Piano Competition.
  • The Competition reserves the right to make necessary changes as circumstances dictate. 

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