J. S. Bach
M. De Falla
Open to students in Grades 7-12 who are residents in the state of Texas
Piano Solo Division I: Grades 11 & 12
Piano Solo Division II: Grades 9 & 10
Piano Solo Division III: Grades 7 & 8
Piano Concerto Division: Grades 10-12
Piano Solo Divisions will be required to play 2 works of their choice by memory from composers of different periods. One of the works is required to be of a contrasting style. A movement is considered a work and shorter compositions from the same series by the same composer may be considered one work eg. Three Preludes, or Two Mazurkas, etc. All works must be original compositions for the piano. Repeats are optional. No changes may be made to the repertoire once the application is submitted.
If playing J.S. Bach's WTC, the complete Prelude & Fugue is required and will be considered as one piece.
The Piano Concerto Division is required to play by memory the first movement from the standard concerto repertoire or a one-movement concerto. Students may compete in both Piano Solo and Piano Concerto divisions.
Piano Solo Division I (Grades 11 & 12)
3 Winners: $500 each
Piano Solo Division II (Grades 9 & 10)
3 Winners: $250 each
Piano Solo Division III (Grades 7 & 8)
3 Winners: $100 each
Piano Concerto Division (Grades 10-12)
Grand Prize Winner: $500
Applicants are required to submit their performance by memory on a YouTube video in performance attire. The video must be recorded on or after January 1, 2024 and must be one continuous unedited performance. There is no time limit. Please submit a video with good quality audio.
Online Application Deadline & Notification
The online application will be open from April 1, 2024 until April 15, 2024. The application must be checked by the teacher and submitted by midnight on April 15, 2024. The winners and their teachers will be notified via email by May 1, 2024. There is no application fee.
Rules & Regulations
South Texas Piano Competition reserves the right to disqualify a competitor for any reason as deemed necessary, including violating any rules and regulations. South Texas Piano Competition reserves the right to make any changes as deemed necessary.
Contact us if you have any questions with the competition guidelines or application.