Outstanding Young Pianist Competition



Friday Musicale Presents the 2018 Outstanding Young Pianist Competition

This is Friday Musicale's annual Outstanding Young Pianist Competition and Concert showcasing Jacksonville's immense piano talent. Students from around the First Coast are nominated by their piano teachers to audition for a performance slot on the recital.

Attention Greater-Jacksonville Piano Teachers: There are a number of changes to this year's OYP Competition! We have a later deadline for applications, and the audition day is in January, only a week before the winner's recital! We are also accepting chamber ensembles for the Ensemble Category. In addition to piano duos, trios, and quartets, pre-formed ensembles are invited to perform with other instruments, such as a violin, cello, and piano trio or similar. These changes reflect suggestions from families who have participated and teachers like you.

Applications Available:
Applications Due:
Audition & Competition Date:
Winners' Recital Date:
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9am-4pm, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018, 7:30 pm

Teachers are to complete and submit application.

Applications must be submitted via Friday Musicale's website.  Paper applications will not be accepted.

Winners of the 2018 Outstanding Young Pianists Competition will be presented in concert on FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018, at 7:30 pm.

The six categories are:
I. Grades 5 and 6, Piano Solo.
II. Grades 7 and 8, Piano Solo.
III. Grades 9 and 10, Piano Solo.
IV. Grades 9 through 12, Piano or Chamber Ensemble
V. Grades 11 and 12, Piano Solo.
VI. Grades 11 and 12, Concerto.

Students in grades 9 through 12 may only enter in one category. Students may not win two consecutive years in the same category.

Solo repertoire must consist of two contrasting original piano compositions and must not exceed 15 minutes in length. A movement from a sonata shall be counted as one piece. Memorization is required.

Ensemble repertoire should be only one piece and may include duets, duo piano, or quartets. Memorization is not required for ensembles.

Concerto repertoire consists of a movement from a major work for piano and orchestra and may be accompanied by the student’s teacher or another adult. Memorization is required.

Each pianist will be given a specific time to audition and must bring his or her music (two published copies) with measures numbered for the judges. There is no charge for auditions or admittance to the performance.

All teachers are encouraged to enroll students in this event. An application must be completed by the teacher on Friday Musicale's website. Paper applications will not be accepted. Please be sure all information is accurate, uses proper punctuation and includes Opus numbers, movement titles, and composers’ full names.

A completed application for each audition must be submitted via Friday Musicale's website by Monday, January 1, 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Please contact us at (904) 355-7584 or mail@fridaymusicale.com with questions.


Michael Mastronicola, Chair
The 2018 Outstanding Young Pianists Committee