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Announcing our 2024 Concerto Competition!

for high school pianists residing in PA
Video entry deadline December 15
Competition Saturday, January 20, 2024, Susquehanna University

Winner will perform on Masterworks Concert Sunday, May 19, 2024

Judges announced for 2024!

Dr. Jennifer Blyth, Dickinson College

BM Western Australia Conservatorium of Music

MM & DMA Eastman School of Music

Dr. Jaime Namminga, Susquehanna University

BM University of Sioux Falls

MM University of North Carolina School of the Arts

DMA Arizona State University

 Competition Information & Procedures 

Eligibility:  Contestants must be residents of Pennsylvania and be in grades 9-12 during the 2023-24 school year

Repertoire:  Select one movement or one self-contained piece (not to exceed 15 minutes).  This will be the piece for the video audition, competition finals (if selected) and winner's performance.  Please consider community orchestra capability when selecting a piece.  Maestro Wiley happy to discuss with you/your teacher (

Video audition:  Record your concerto movement in its entirety and submit to Dr. Wiley by December 15 (  Make sure settings allow viewing for anyone with link.

Finalists will be notified by December 22.  Finalists will perform on a 9' Steinway in Stretansky Hall at Susquehanna University on January 20.  Accompanists will perform on a 9' Baldwin.  Finalists will draw numbers for competition order.

Judges will include at least two professional pianists, plus the WSSO conductor, plus one or two WSSO Board members

Winner will perform on 7' Steinway with orchestra.  Winner must be available for these dates: 

Monday, 5/13, time TBA (between 7:15-9:30 pm)

Saturday, 5/18, time TBA (between 10:00 am-12:30 pm)

Sunday, 5/19, 3:00 performance

additional Monday evening rehearsals as needed

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