The East Bay Music Festival Solo Piano Competition has been an annual event for over 45 years. It offers young musicians from Alameda and Contra Costa counties a chance to compete by age group for cash awards.
Piano Competition Dates:
Age Divisions II and III: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Age Divisions I and IV: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Winners Concert: Sunday, March 26, 2023 @ 2 pm
Location: Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St., Berkeley, CA
Application Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2023 or when audition slots are filled, whichever comes first. Online registration opens by January 16, 2023.
You will be emailed your competition time by March 11.
Entry Fee: $70 (non-refundable)
Competition Divisions by School Grades
Div I: Gr 1-4 Div II: Gr 5-7 Div III: Gr 8-9 Div IV: Gr 10-12
Performance Time Limit:
Div I: 6 min. Div II: 8 min. Div III: 10 min. Div IV: 12 min.
Competition Rules: Read them below or click on the 2023 East Bay Music Festival Brochure button to the right to download a pdf.
Competition Co-Chairs: Nai-yu Chen and Jane Ou
Competition Contact: email@example.com
Payment of Entry Fee:
Please pay after you have submitted your application. Payment options are Zelle, check, or credit card. The application is complete only after the entry fee is received.
Payment by Zelle: Send $70 payment directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a message with the student's name.
Payment by Check: Email our treasurer at email@example.com for instructions.
Payment by credit card via Paypal: Enter the student's name in the space below, then click on the "Pay Now" button. When you get to the "Pay with PayPal" screen, click on "Pay with debit or credit card.". Please note that a $1.90 processing fee will be added on.