J.Y. Park Piano Competition
Western Connecticut State University  

School of Visual and Performing Arts and Department of Music


      The  5th Annual J.Y. Park Piano Competition:


      Important Dates

      Audition Date:               April 6, 2019

      Award Ceremony:         April 13, 2019

      Application Deadline:    Postmarked by March 1, 2019

      Notification:                   March 15, 2019

      

    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, 2019

                            Senior Division: Ages 14 – 18, as of April 1, 2019
 
   Required Repertoire:

    Junior Division:  
   1)  Compulsory work:  Franz Joseph Haydn,

                                          Sonata No. 34 in E Minor, III, Finale, Molto Vivace

                                    2)  A Romantic or 20th-21st Century work  
                                    3)  An American work; jazz compositions are acceptable
                                     
   Senior Division:   
   1)  Compulsory works:  Robert Schumann,

                                         Nachtstücke, Opus 23, Nos. 3 & 4                                                                                    2)  A Baroque or Classical work                                                                                              3)  A Romantic or 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

  March 1, 2019.

  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, 2019 via email and be invited to the competition.


   The Competition will be held on Saturday, April  6, 2019 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.  

 
    
Prizes:  

   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 13, 2019, 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.