J.Y. Park Piano Competition
Western Connecticut State University
School of Visual and Performing Arts and Department of Music
The 6th Annual J.Y. Park Piano Competition:
Audition Date: April 4, 2020
Award Ceremony: April 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Postmarked by February 29, 2020
Notification: March 15, 2020
Eligibility: Students living and/or studying
in Connecticut, or 3 counties in New York (Westchester County,
Putnam County, Dutchess County)
Divisions: Junior Division: Ages 10 – 13, as of April 1, 2020
Senior Division: Ages 14 – 18, as of April 1, 2020
Junior Division: 1) Compulsory work: George Fredric Handel,
Suite in B-Flat, HWV 440, I. Allemande
2) a Romantic or 20th Century work
3) an American work(jazz compositions are acceptable)
Senior Division: 1) Compulsory works: Johannes Brahms,
Piano Pieces, Opus 76, Nos, 2&3 2) a Baroque or Classical work 3) a 20th - 21st Century work
4) an American work(jazz compositions are acceptable).
All works must be for solo acoustic piano and all repertoire must be performed
Applicants must submit the following, in a single packet, postmarked no later than
February 29, 2020.
Materials will not be returned to applicants.
1) A completed application form
2) A letter of support from the applicant’s current piano teacher
3) A non-refundable application fee of $35 (by check) made payable to
Jumy Foundation, 6 Deal Drive, Danbury, CT 06810-8355.
4) A live, unedited compact disc recording of compulsory work(s) and
one additional work from contrasting period.
DVD is not allowed, and CD must be played at standard CD player.
Applicants must not label the CD with their name, or any other markings.
All applications will be reviewed by a pre-screening committee.
Finalists will be notified by March 15, 2020 via email and be invited to the competition.
The Competition will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Westside Campus
of Western Connecticut State University, 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, Connecticut.
1st Prize: $ 300
2nd Prize: $ 250
3rd Prize: $ 200
Honorable mention(s): $ 100 (each)
1st Prize: $ 1000
2nd Prize: $ 750
3rd Prize: $ 500
Honorable mention(s) : $ 250 (each)
These prizes are provisional and the jury reserves the right to award selected prizes.
All decisions of the competition jury are final.
All prizes will be awarded at the winner’s recital on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at 2:00 pm.
**Winning contestants must perform in the recital in order to receive their prize.
Teachers of each of the three Senior Division winners: $300 each
Teachers of each of the three Junior winners: $200 each
Teachers of honorable mention winners: $100 each
**Teachers must be present to receive award and judges’ comment.
Note: No audio recording will be allowed during the competition and winner's recital.
Electronic devices are not permitted in the recital hall.