Piano Festival

41st  Annual Truman Piano Festival
Piano Fellowship Competition for High-School Seniors
Saturday, February 17, 2024

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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. The room and board rate is calculated using the standard two-person room rates in Truman’s available residence halls, excluding West Campus Suites).
  • Second Place
    $4000 Scholarship Package to Truman State University ($1000 renewable for four years)
    All scholarships are renewable for eight semesters in total.
  • Students 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, 2024.
  • Entrants must not have reached their 21st birthday by Jan. 1, 2024.
  • First-year Truman students who are incoming freshmen or transfer students are eligible to apply.
  • Awards must be accepted by May 1, 2024, and winners must be enrolled as full-time students no later than the fall of 2024.
  • 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. in Piano Performance, B.A. Music General with piano as the primary instrument, or B.A. Music Pre-Certification with piano as the primary instrument).
  • One Baroque or Classical work
  • One Romantic, Impressionistic, or Contemporary 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 if invited to compete in the final auditions.

All students in the Piano Fellowship Competition must submit a digital video recording of the required repertoire (for example, an .mp4 file uploaded to YouTube or shared via Google Drive, etc.; please call for assistance) emailed to lokng@truman.edu on or before January 15, 2024.   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 submitted by January 15, 2024.

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, 2024.

  • Preliminary Auditions: Truman State University Piano Faculty
  • Final Auditions: Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski, Kansas State University 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
41st Annual Piano Festival 2024
Kirksville, Missouri


Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski

Truman Piano Festival Recital
Friday, February 16
7:30 pm
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall
View live stream at:

Master Class with Dr. Dobrzanski

Saturday, February 17
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall
featuring Truman Piano Majors

Final Auditions

Truman Piano Fellowship Awards
Saturday, February 17
1:30 p.m.
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

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