Proudly presented by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and
Piano Arts North American Biennial Piano Competition
Sponsored by the JoAnne Krause Education Endowment Fund
The Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition offers students aged 10-16 the following opportunities:
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and PianoArts are delighted to present a Wisconsin youth concerto competition for pianists ages 10-16. Held in the years opposite the PianoArts North American Competition for pianists ages 16-20, the Wisconsin Youth Concerto Competition challenges young musicians while providing positive learning experiences through rehearsals, performances and classes with professional musicians.
All contestants in the preliminary, semifinal and final rounds will receive critiques of their performances from each member of the jury. A distinguishing feature of PianoArts is that all contestants speak to audiences about their music. Prior to speaking to audiences, contestants will have private coaching sessions to hone their skills in communicating about music.
The application period has now ended. Applications were due postmarked by April 20, 2015.
Invitations will be sent to up to twelve semifinalists in early May.
For more, please contact
Karli Larsen, Director of Education
First Place: $750
Second Prize: $500
Third Place: $250
The first place winner will have the honor of performing as a guest artist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for an MSO Youth concert series.