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:

      Important Dates

      Audition Date:               April 4, 2020

      Award Ceremony:         April 18, 2020

      Application Deadline:    Postmarked by February 29, 2020

      Notification:                   March 15, 2020


    The Competition:
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
   Required Repertoire:

    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

    from  memory.   

Application Procedure:
  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.  


   Junior Division:
                1st Prize:                                  $  300
                2nd Prize:                                 $  250
                3rd Prize:                                  $  200
                Honorable mention(s):              $  100 (each)                       
   Senior Division:
                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.  

  Teacher's Awards: 

    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.