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Audition Method

Please submit your YouTube links to

txstateipf@txstate.edu

Audition Repertoire

Two solo works of contrasting style demonstrating the technical and musical abilities of the applicant (concertos are not allowed)

Festival Repertoire

Accepted participants will be required to bring at least two solo works ready for performance, one of which should be less than 10 minutes in length. A third “ready” or “in progress” solo work/concerto might be brought for instruction in the private lessons.

Texas State International Piano Competition (TSIPC)

Apply to TSIPC

The 12th Texas State International Piano Festival is happy to announce our Second Texas State International Piano Competition. The competition will be held in conjunction with the 12th Texas State International Piano Festival, held from June 4 – June 12, 2022 at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. All competitors must be participants of the 12th TSIPF. This competition is open to anyone eligible for the festival.

All application requirements will be due on February 15, 2022. No late or incomplete applications will be considered. Application fee will be $75 (non-refundable).

Six finalists and three alternates will be selected by the pre-screening jury to compete at the 12th TSIPF. Finalists will compete in a live solo and concerto round.

TSIPC Repertoire
Prescreening Round

Applicants are required to submit 30-40 minutes of solo repertoire of their choice. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit music in various styles that reflect their musicianship in the best way. Movements of sonatas are allowed.

Applicants are also required to submit a movement of a concerto from the following list:

  • Mozart: any concerto
  • Beethoven: any concerto
  • Brahms: any concerto
  • Chopin: Concerto No. 1 or No. 2
  • Grieg: Concerto in A Minor
  • Liszt: Totentanz, or Rhapsodie Espagnole (Liszt/Busoni)
  • Mendelssohn: Concerto No. 1, or Capriccio Brilliant, Op. 22
  • Prokofiev: Concerto No. 1 or No. 3
  • Saint-Saens: Concerto No. 2
  • Schumann: Concerto in A Minor
  • Rachmaninov: Concerto No. 1, No. 2, first movement of No. 3
  • Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1

The recording of the concerto movement must feature either orchestra or piano accompaniment.

Final Solo Round

— Finalists will select a solo program of free repertoire between 25-30 minutes.
— Repertoire from the pre-screening program may be repeated in the final round.
— Along with the chosen solo repertoire, all finalists will perform a commissioned work, lasting between 5-7 minutes, in their program.

Final Concerto Round

— The concerto movement in the final round will be the same concerto movement submitted in the original application.
— The finalists may not request a different concerto or a movement.
— On the chance that two finalists are playing the same movement, the competition director may request a different concerto movement from the finalist.

Prizes for Second TXST Int’l PIANO COMPETITION

1st Place – $2,000 + concerto engagement with the Central Texas Philharmonic

2nd Place – $1,000

3rd Place – $750

Audience Award – $500 (Concerto Round only)

Commissioned Work Award – $500

Concerto Competition

Apply to Concerto Competition

This year’s concerto competition will be open to all participants. In place of the festival audition repertoire, participants are invited to submit Vimeo or YouTube links of a movement from the listed concerti, either with orchestral or piano accompaniment. Winners will perform the same movement with the Central Texas Philharmonic on the festival finale concert.

Concerto Competition Repertoire

Winners of the Concerto Competition will be notified by April 1, 2022.

    • Mozart: any concerto
    • Beethoven: any concerto
    • Brahms: any concerto
    • Chopin: Concerto No. 1 or No. 2
    • Grieg: Concerto in A Minor
    • Liszt: Concerto No. 1, Totentanz, or Rhapsodie Espagnole (Liszt/Busoni)
    • Mendelssohn: Concerto No. 1, or Capriccio Brilliant, Op. 22
    • Prokofiev: Concerto No. 1 or No. 3
    • Saint-Saens: Concerto No. 2
    • Schumann: Concerto in A Minor
    • Rachmaninov: Concerto No. 1, No. 2, first movement of No. 3
    • Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1

12th TSIPF Competition

Since the beginning of the festival, we have held a ‘blind’ competition during the festival where we awarded the top prize winner a special prize. This year, there will be two blind competitions. The two awards for the blind competitions will the Betty Dickinson Award and the Patrick W. Price Award. Both awards come with a full tuition prize to the 13th TSIPF. Furthermore, the recipient of the Betty Dickinson Award will be invited back during the academic year to present a special recital. All expenses will be covered by TSIPF.

Key Dates

February 15, 2022

Second TXST Int’l Piano Competition application is due

March 10, 2022

Festival and Concerto Competition applications due

March 22, 2022

Notification for Festival

March 29, 2022

Deposit for participants due

April 1, 2022

Notification for Concerto Competition

April 5, 2022

Balance in full due

May 5, 2022

Last day for refund

June 4, 2022

First day of the Festival

Tuition

Travel and Accomodation

Competition finalists will be responsible for their own travel expenses to/from San Marcos, Texas. However, those students flying to/from the Austin International Airport, will be provided with complimentary transportation to/from San Marcos.

Festival Participants

Tuition: $700 + Room and Board: $400 = $1100. Single room is available for $500

This fee covers:

Participation in two private lessons and two master classes

Participation in extra-curricular activities and local transportation, organized by TSIPF

Admission to concerts, master classes, and presentations

Two tickets for the inaugural concert featuring concerto round of TXST Int’l Piano Competition on June 4th and Concerto Competition winners’ performance on June 11th.

Transportation to and from the Austin International Airport

Access to practice rooms

* This fee does NOT include the application fee

Auditors Division

Tuition: $250

Day passes are available to everyone at $50

This fee covers admission to:

Admission to concerts, master classes, and presentations

Two tickets for the inaugural concert featuring concerto round of TXST Int’l Piano Competition on June 4th and Concerto Competition winners’ performance on June 11th.

Transportation to and from the Austin International Airport

* This fee does NOT include the Room&Board and the application fee