Keyboard Festival

Keyboard Competition - January 28, 2023

Hesston College Keyboard Competition – A festival of Baroque and Classical music
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Schedule

Saturday, January 28

10 a.m. – Registration, Keim Center lobby
10:30 a.m. to noon – Festival workshop presentations
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Piano and organ competition round 1
Noon to 1 p.m. – lunch break
1 to 2 p.m. – Masterclasses for all divisions
2:15 to 2:45 p.m. – Faculty concert
2:45 p.m. – Division finalists announced
3 p.m. – Finalists recital, competition round 2
4 p.m. – Final awards presentation

Categories and Requirements

Elementary division (age 9 and under)
One or two works, no longer than 3 minutes, with one selection by a Baroque or Classical composer.
Junior division (ages 10-13)
One or two works, no longer than 5 minutes, with one selection by a Baroque or Classical composer.
Senior division (ages 14-18)
One or two works, no longer than 8 minutes, with one selection by a Baroque or Classical composer.
Four-Hand division
One work by composer of choice for one or two pianos, no longer than 5 minutes. Students must be enrolled in a solo division to participate. Open to any age combinations; one performer may be a teacher. Outstanding duets will be invited to perform on the finals recital.

Each participant must select one work by a Baroque or Classical composer, or both.

All solo piano music must be memorized. Repeats are optional depending on length.

Organ music does not need to be memorized.

Entry Fee

  • Elementary division: $30
  • Junior division: $40
  • Senior division: $40

*Additional $5 fee for those registering after January 10. Registration closes January 20.

**Entry fees are non-refundable unless event is canceled due to weather.

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Prizes

  • Each performer will receive a participation certificate and festival T-shirt.
  • Top 3 performers in each division will perform on the finals recital.
  • Winners of each division will receive a cash award.

Lodging options

Faculty