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2023 SPMF Piano Competition

Competition Information

Categories for Competitors

  1. Division I: Students ages 13 and under

  2. Division II: Students ages 17 and under

  3. Division III: Amateur adults ages 18 and over (with no age limit)

  4. Division IV: Music students and professionals ages 18 and over (with no age limit)


One standard Piece from Baroque, classical, romantic, or contemporary works without repeats. One movement is considered as one piece. Participants in all divisions may play the same repertoire for the final round as the preliminary round.

There is no minimum length for a piece within the following time limit:

  1. Division I: less than 10 minutes

  2. Division II: less than 15 minutes

  3. Division III: less than 15 minutes

  4. Division IV: less than 20 minutes

Prizes for winners

  1. Division I: first prize, $75; second prize, $50

  2. Division II: first prize, $150; second prize, $100

  3. Division III: first prize, $120; second prize, $80

  4. Division IV: first prize, $250; second prize, $150

All first prize winners will have an opportunity to perform at the SPMF Music Competition Winners Concert.

Other select finalists may have an opportunity to perform at the SPMF Music Competition Winners Concert.

Competition process

Preliminary round: video recording submissions

Final round: SPMF Stone Park

Announcements for the final round competitors: August 1, 2023

Final round: September 9, 2023 at Stone Park (rain day September 30, 2023)

Announcement of winners: September 9, 2023

Final round competition is open to the public.

Judges’ decision is final.



Applications open: March 31, 2023

Applications close: July 8, 2023

Application fee: $25


Yamaha CFX 9' concert grand

All pictures and recordings rights reserved by the SPMF.

Official competition piano sponsored by Falcetti Pianos

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