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
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 (email@example.com)
Video audition: Record your concerto movement in its entirety and submit to Dr. Wiley by December 15 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 and one or two WSSO musicians/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