Outstanding Young Pianist Competition



Friday Musicale Presents the 2018 Outstanding Young Pianist Competition

Attention Greater Jacksonville Piano Teachers!

Friday Musicale sponsors an annual Outstanding Young Pianist recital 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.

Applications Available:
Applications Due:
Competition Date:
Concert Date:
Saturday, January 13, 2018
April 28, 2018

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 2017 Outstanding Young Pianists Competition will be presented in concert on a Date To Be Announced.

Please consider your pre-college students for this year's competition!

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, 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 (three copies) with measures numbered **for the judges. This year, judges’ written comments will be available to performers following their audition. 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, March 27, 2017. 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
Mary Lou Krosnick, Rodney Cleveland, Dan Francabandiero
The 2017 Outstanding Young Pianists Committee Members