International Piano-e-Competition
e-Piano Junior Festival Application submission deadline is
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

From the Artistic Director of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition
The e-Piano Junior Festival that we started in the summer of 2008 has proven to be a great success, and this year we are continuing our six-year tradition with the e-Piano Junior Festival 2017, that will feature some of the world’s most famous pedagogues and our best local young pianists in a series of master classes and performances, open for all to enjoy and to learn from.

e-Piano Junior Festival (July 6-10, 2017) and e-Piano Junior Competition (July 6-11, 2017) will be inspirational for all.  Listen to the performances of the best and brightest young pianists in the world, and learn from the today’s leading piano teachers!  Our audiences will be exposed to a wide variety of styles and interpretations.  This can be a truly formative experience for aspiring pianists, teachers and music lovers.

As part of our emphasis on the educational aspect, we have made all events of the e-Piano Junior Festival free of charge.  The International Piano-e-Competition is also collaborating with the Minnesota Music Teachers Association,and the University of Minnesota School of Music in producing the e-Piano Junior Festival 2017 – an educational experience created especially for the young pianists of Minnesota.  The e-Piano Junior Festival will include master classes given by the members of the e-Piano Junior Competition International Jury members, opportunities to perform, and special presentations.

e-Piano Junior Festival: Frequenty Asked Questions

Q. What is the e-Piano Junior Festival?
A. The e-Piano Junior Festival is an event that is created especially for the local young aspiring pianists and their teachers. It will take place on June 6-10, 2017 at the University of Minnesota. This event will consist of master classes given by the members of the International Jury of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition, a concert and other events.

Q. Who can participate in the e-Piano Junior Festival?
A. The e-Piano Junior Festival is truly for everybody! There are two ways you can become involved: as a spectator and as a participant.
For spectators: All master classes, concerts and presentations are free and open to the public, so you can come to some or all events of the Festival. You will most certainly hear inspiring performances and engaging ideas!

For participants: If you are a young pianist who has not started college, and a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota or Wisconsin, you can apply to perform at the e-Piano Junior Festival. You will be asked to prepare one piece or a group of pieces (a set or part of the set) no longer than 10 minutes. Based on the initial application review, participants will be invited to perform in front of an audience at the Minnesota Music Teacher Association Convention on June 5 and 6, 2017. Twelve to fifteen local young pianists will be selected to play for one of the International Jury Members of the e-Piano Junior Competition and perform at the Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota School of Music.  A professional audio recording will be created from the performance and given to each Festival participant.

Q. Are the participants of the e-Piano Junior Festival competing against the participants of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition?
A. No, the participants of the e-Piano Junior Festival are not competing against the participants of the e-Piano Junior Competition 2017.   The e-Piano Junior Festival is an independent event that will take place before the performances of the e-Piano Junior Competition Contestants (July 6-10, 2017).

Q. What are the benefits of participating in the e-Piano Junior Festival?
A. For active participants, the Festival is a unique opportunity to have up to three public performances and receive written and verbal comments from local and internationally acclaimed piano teachers. For spectators, the Festival is a chance to hear great music and wonderful performances, experience different teaching styles, and see engaging presentations.

Rules

  • Participation in the e-Piano Junior Festival is open to all young pianists who have not started college (2017 high school graduates are welcome to apply). 
  • The participants must be residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin or North Dakota. 
  • All applicants must be available to perform on either June 5 or 6, 2017 at the Minnesota Music Teacher Association Convention and between July 6 and 10, 2017 at the University of Minnesota School of Music.

Important Dates

  • November 2017 – Application form and Rules and Requirements are available to download from the International Piano-e-Competition website.
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Festival Applications must be postmarked by this date.
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - all participants are notified of the schedule by that date.
  • Sunday, June 5-6, 2017 – Preliminary Performances at Minnesota Music Teacher Association Convention.
  • July 6-10, 2017– e-Piano Junior Festival events at the University of Minnesota School of Music

Application:

For other information or to answer questions please contact:

Dr. Stella Sick
Telephone: (612) 460-5640
E-mail: piano@ecompetition.org


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