Piano Competition: April 30, 2016
Organ Competition: March 18, 2017
The East Carolina University Young Artist Competition for Pre-College Pianists and Organists is designed to inspire young musicians in our region to strive for the highest level of musicianship and technical accomplishment in piano and organ performance. The piano competition is open to students aged 11-18 of any teacher of piano within the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia; the organ competition is open to any pre-college student in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida.
The piano competition and awarding of prizes will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016, with pianists in both Junior and Senior Divisions performing at ECU's Fletcher School of Music. Contestants in both divisions perform on Steinway concert grands.
The organ competition, which will take place on March 18, 2017, offers organ competitors the opportunity to perform on the Perkins and Wells Memorial Organ, C.B. Fisk, Op. 126, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, which borders the ECU campus. The guest artist and judge for the competition will be Peggy Haas Howell from Lynchburg, Virginia, who will present a varied program on the Fisk organ the evening of March 17.
Sponsorship of the East Carolina University Piano and Organ Competition for Pre-College Students comes completely from private donations. Persons who are interested in funding a prize or supporting the operating expenses of the competition through a tax-deductible contribution may contact Dr. Kerry Carlin at (252) 328-6257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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