Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be between ages 13 and 18 as of June 21, 2020 and may not have yet matriculated in a degree program at a college or university. Proof of age, such as birth certificate, ID card, or driver's license must accompany the application.
Audition recording: All applicants must submit an unedited video file or YouTube links containing two or three works, or movements of larger works, contrasting in styles and periods (concerto movements are allowed).
Application: A completed application, proof of applicant's age, non-refundable $65 application fee, and audio recordings must be submitted by March 9, 2020. Application Fee may be paid online, links provided on the Application Form.. Late applications will be accepted if enrollment permits. The application fee increases to $100 for all late applications.
Please address all checks or money orders made payable to Southeastern Piano Festival.
Notification: Applicants will be notified of their status as soon as possible. Upon acceptance, the participants will receive a letter of invitation to be signed and returned by March 27, 2020. All fees must be paid in full by that date.
Repertoire Requirements: Students are encouraged to bring solo piano works to the festival ready to perform in lessons and masterclasses in addition to their repertoire.
Housing: Room and board are provided for all participants and auditors on the picturesque USC campus within walking distance of the School of Music, a state-of-the-art music facility with a beautiful and intimate recital hall and excellent practice rooms. All participants are required to live on campus where they reside under the professional care of the University staff.
Carolina Summer Music Conservatory: Participants have an opportunity to further develop their solo and chamber music skills at the Carolina Summer Music Conservatory immediately preceding the Southeastern Piano Festival. The Summer Music Conservatory, a week long program, provides solo instruction, chamber music instruction, ample practice time and performance opportunities for all participants in an encouraging and collaborative setting. Please indicate on your Southeastern Piano Festival application if you are interested in participating in this program. Your recording will serve as an audition recording for this program. For more information on fee structure and schedule, please visit http://www.music.sc.edu/EventsWorkshops/cmf/CSMCHome.html