Piano Festival


Saturday, February 18, 2017

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  • First Place: Four-Year, Renewable Piano Scholarship to Truman State University including full tuition plus room and board (at the average two-person room rate*)
  • Second Place: Four-Year, Renewable $1,000 Piano Scholarship to Truman State University

All scholarships are renewable for eight semesters in total.

(*The room and board rate is calculated using the standard two-person room rates in Truman’s available residence halls, excluding West Campus Suites.)


  • High-school seniors who are interested in pursuing a degree in music with piano as their primary instrument are eligible. Entrants must also have already applied for admission to Truman State University before January 15, 2017.
  • Entrants must not have reached their 21st birthday by Jan. 1, 2017. Students who have already begun a college degree are not eligible.
  • Awards must be accepted by May 1, 2017, and winners must be enrolled as full-time students no later than the fall of 2017.
  • A minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained for annual renewal of the scholarship, and the student must continue to major in piano (B.M. with Piano Emphasis Group or B.A. General or Pre-Certification with Piano Emphasis).


  • One Baroque or Classical work
  • One Romantic, Impressionistic, or Twentieth-Century work
  • Single movements may be chosen.
  • A sight reading component is required. This requirement will be used in determining general admission to the program.

All music must be memorized, and only solo works will be accepted (no concerto movements). One copy of the music with measure numbers must be provided for the judge. No photocopies are allowed.


  • All students must submit an mp3 file, CD or DVD of the required repertoire. The repertoire performed in the final audition must be the same as the preliminary audition repertoire. The audio quality of the recording can be a factor that the judges consider.
  • Entries must be postmarked by January 16, 2017.
  • If selected to perform in the final auditions, entrants will be notified of the exact time of their solo performance, as well as their sight reading audition, no later than February 1, 2017.


Preliminary Auditions: Truman State University Piano Faculty
Final Auditions: Dr. Josh PiferĀ and the Truman Piano Faculty

The judges reserve the right to withhold any prize if, in their opinion, no pianist qualifies. The decision of the judges is final.

Truman State University 34th Annual Piano Festival 2017
Kirksville, Missouri


Dr. Josh Pifer
Festival Guest Artist Recital

Friday, February 17
:30 pm
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

Master Class with Dr. Pifer
Saturday, February 18
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall
featuring Truman Piano Majors

Final Auditions
Truman Piano Fellowship Awards
Saturday, February 18
1:30 p.m.
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall