2017 PIANO COMPETITION DIVISIONS

Steinway Society of Massachusetts’ 2017 Piano Competition will consist of five divisions. All divisions will compete at M. Steinert & Sons’ Piano Selection Facility at 28 Damrell St. in South Boston. All entrants must compete in the division corresponding to their current grade level.

DIVISION 1 (GRADES 3-4) – JUNE 17-18

Application Fee:    $70

Audition Requirements: 2 pieces of contrasting styles, for a maximum of 6 minutes total

Prizes:    All participants receive a commemorative medal.

Certificates will be awarded to prize winners    (First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention)

 

DIVISION 2 (GRADES 5-6) – JUNE 17-18

Application Fee:   $70

Audition Requirements: 2 pieces of contrasting styles, for a maximum of 8 minutes total

Prizes:    All participants receive a commemorative medal.

Certificates will be awarded to prize winners    (First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention)

 

DIVISION 3 (GRADES 7-8) – JUNE 17-18

Application Fee:   $70

Audition Requirements: 2 pieces of contrasting styles, for a maximum of 10 minutes total

Prizes:    All participants receive a commemorative medal.

Certificates will be awarded to prize winners    (First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention)

 

DIVISION 4 (GRADES 9-10) – JUNE 24-25

Application Fee:   $75

Audition Requirements: 2 pieces of contrasting styles, for a maximum of 12 minutes total

Prizes:   All participants receive a commemorative medal.

Certificates and monetary rewards will be awarded as follows:

– 1st Prize: $400

– 2nd Prize: $300

– 3rd Prize: $200

 

DIVISION 5 (GRADES 11-12) – JUNE 24-25

Application Fee:   $80

Audition Requirements: 2 pieces of contrasting styles, for a maximum of 15 minutes total

Prizes:   All participants receive a commemorative medal.

Certificates and monetary rewards will be awarded as follows:

– 1st Prize: $500

– 2nd Prize: $400

– 3rd Prize: $300

All competitors will receive comments from the judges, which will be emailed to their teachers. Prize winners will be featured in various performances in the Boston area, in venues which may include Symphony Hall.