Denison University International Piano Competition

The application process for the inaugural Denison University International Piano Competition is open now! It is open to classically-trained high school pianists of any nationality in grades 9-11. Current high school seniors are NOT eligible.

The competition will be held in the beautiful Sharon Martin Hall in the Michael D. Eisner Center for Performing Arts in Granville, OH on February 10-11, 2024.

We have a wonderful group of judges and guest artist. Besides the competition rounds, there will be a panel discussion with current Denison students and faculty for contestants and their parents, as well as masterclasses with Hana Chu, Logan Skelton, and Sun Min Kim. There will be a piano recital by our guest artist Logan Skelton on Saturday, February 10th.

Applications are due on November 15th, 2023. You can apply through Slideroom (please visit our website below). Applicants should upload pre-screening video recording of 10-15 minutes of their playing. Applicants will be notified about their acceptance by December 15th, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Sun Min Kim at

Competition Website:

Cash Prizes
1st Prize: $3000
2nd Prize: $2000
3rd Prize: $500
Special Award for best performance of music by a BIPoC composer: $500

Stay Connected! Upcoming Fall Events

Get involved and stay connected by participating in these upcoming events.

August 18 to September 30 – Pianorama online registration
24 – Out & About – Registration deadline is the Wednesday before
30 – Pianorama Video Auditions deadline

12 to 14 – OhioMTA State Conference in Columbus
21 – Pianorama Rehearsals
22 – Out & About – Registration deadline is the Wednesday before
27 – Piano Workshop: The Fisher Piano Duo
28 – Pianorama Rehearsals

04 – Pianorama Dress Rehearsals and Concerts
05 – Student Solo & Ensemble Recital – Registration Deadline is October 26, 2023
12 – Out & About – Registration deadline is the Wednesday before
15 – Independent Music Teachers Forum