The 6th Weatherford College International Piano Competition

  • Sat, Apr 20, 2024 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Weatherford College

    225 College Park Drive
    Weatherford, Texas 76086
Ticket Price $150.00 Register Now
Description

Weatherford College is proud to host the 6th Annual Weatherford College International Piano Competition. Three winners will receive cash prizes, trophies, certificates, and masterclasses with judges. The first-place winner will be offered the opportunity to perform a solo recital at WC during the 2024-2025 academic year. 

The preliminary round will be an online format. All performances will be judged from their submitted videos. Ten selected finalists will perform live before judges in the Weatherford College Marjorie Alkek Performing Arts Center, Weatherford, Texas on April 20, 2024. Applications and performance videos must be received by March 1, 2024.  

 

2024 WCIPC Calendar

  • March 1, 2024 - Deadline for receiving video recordings
  • March 6, 2024 - Finalists announced
  • April 19, 2024 – Performance drawing party and reception with WC President Dr. Farmer
  • April 20, 2024 – Live Final Round

 

 Prizes

1st Prize $5,000


2nd Prize $2,500


3rd Prize $1,500 

Finalists $300

 

ELIGIBILITY

Weatherford College International Piano Competition welcomes pianists of all ages. 

 

COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

·       Contestants may choose their repertoire for all rounds. 

·       Contestants are encouraged to program at least two contrasting pieces for solo piano from two different eras of classical music including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century. 

·       Single movements from multi-movement works or sonatas are allowed. 

·       All works must be performed from memory. 

·       Repertoire from the preliminary round can be repeated in the finals. 

 

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS

Preliminary Round:

  • Video recording of 10-20 minutes of solo piano performance.
  • Video must be submitted as a link to YouTube.

Final Round:

  • Ten contestants will be selected to compete in the final round.
  • Final performance is not to exceed 30 minutes. 
  • All finalists’ performances are open to the public. 

 

APPLICATION FEE

  • $150.00
  • Non-refundable. Payments are accepted online only through SimpleTix.
  • All materials, including applications, recordings, and application fee must be received by March 1, 2024,11:59pm (CDT).

 

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • All participants must complete and submit the Weatherford College International Piano Competition application online. Payment must be made through SimpleTix. Registration Deadline is March 1, 2024.
  • Finalists will be notified by March 6, 2024.
  • Finalists are to confirm attendance by March 9, 2024.
  • All performing finalists will receive a stipend of $300.  
  • Finalists must be present at the performance drawing party and dinner on April 19, 2024.
  • Contestants are responsible for their own expenses.
  • Contestants must be present at the awards ceremony to receive awards, prizes, or recognition.
  • Judges' decisions on all awards and eligibility will be final.
  • 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.
  • All communication, including scheduling for the performing will be conducted by e-mail.
  • The Competition reserves the right to make necessary changes as circumstances dictate.
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Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

 

CONTACT

Dr. Hyeyoung Song


WCIPC Director


hsong@wc.edu

 

Sandra Kurosky 


WCIPC Assistant

sckurosky@wc.edu

 

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 20, 2024 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue Details

Weatherford College

225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, Texas 76086 Weatherford College
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