Swope Music Building
817 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
School of Music
Dr. Christopher Hanning
Administrative Assistant to Dean
Will Hillegeist, M.M.
Matthew Scott Miller
Robert (Bob) Rust
Recording Engineer/Video Technician
Director, Acoustic Instrument Technical Services
The West Chester University Annual Piano competition, now in its 30th year, strives to provide students ages 9-18 with performing opportunities, and raise the standard of excellence of young pianists. This is a national competition with no geographic restrictions. There are three age groups with up to five cash prizes awarded in each group. Information regarding repertoire requirements, award amounts, how to apply will be found below.
The Saturday, April 7th competition will be followed by a Recital and Awards Presentation on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 in the Ware Family Recital Hall, and will include performances by the first, second, and third place winners in each age group, and must be attended by all Honorable Mention winners. Absences in either category will result in cancellation of the award. The first-place winner in the oldest age group will be granted a Dean’s Scholarship for study in the West Chester University School of Music.
*Up to two Honorable Mention Awards in each age group will be given at the discretion of the judges.