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2019 WC International Piano Competition Application Info

Weatherford College is proud to hold its first annual Weatherford College International Piano Competition for young pianists. 
 

Date:  April 27, 2019  /  Location:  Alkek Fine Arts Center, Weatherford College

Application Deadline:  April 6, 2019     

* WC International Piano Competition Application


Category

  • Junior Division: Ages 14-18 (max 8 minutes)
  • Collegiate Division: Ages 19-24 (max 15 minutes)

A pre-screening recording is not required. Contestants will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis. Participation limit is 20 for Junior Division and 15 for College Division.
 

Prizes

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • The Weatherford College International Piano Competition welcomes pianists of all nationalities.
  • Applicants for the Junior Division must be between ages 14-18 by the day of the competition, April 27, 2019.
  • Applicants for the Collegiate Division must be between ages 19-24 by the day of the competition, April 27, 2019. Applicants must be currently enrolled as students in conservatories or universities.

Requirements

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. Total competition performance time is not to exceed 8 minutes for Junior Division and 15 minutes for Collegiate Division.

Application Fee

  • Junior Division:  $70.00
  • Collegiate Division:  $100.00

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. Application fee 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 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 email hsong@wc.edu.

Regulations & Rules

All participants must complete and submit the full Weatherford College International Piano Competition application at www.wc.edu/wcpianocompetition. Registration deadline is April 6, 2019

  • NON-REFUNDABLE application fee of $70 (Junior Division) and $100 (Collegiate Division) must be paid at the time of application submission.
  • Age requirements apply to applicant’s age as of April 27, 2019.
  • 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.
  • All competitors for Junior Division must arrive by 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019.
  • 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. 

* WC International Piano Competition Application

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