International Piano Festival 2021 is a tuition - waived program. Please send a recording of your choice along with the application form by June 20th. 
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We do not limit the applicants by age, gender, race, degree, or professional experiences. It is open to you ALL. The Artistic Director and Director will chose the best submissions solely by the recording you are sending to. Please feel free to send any style, period, length, public/non-public performance, - what you think shows the best of your artistry. We intend to discover an unique talents and to give them an opportunity of performing in front of the world. 



Academy: March 31 is the priority deadline to apply. 

Junior Academy, Teachers Seminar: it will be closed as soon as it reached the


The Academy

For piano students

Dates: June 22 - July 3, 2020 (Boarding Student: Arrival June 21, Departure July 4)

$1900 for commuting (non-boarding) student
$2,400 for boarding student (meal plan available for an additional charge)


Each participant receives two masterclasses, three private lessons

In principle, all participants play in the master class of the Artistic Director, John Perry

Participants have multiple performance opportunities with at least one public performance

JPA Lecture Series presents a lecture every day with guest speakers from various fields


An All-day JPA teaching seminar (open to the public)

Q&A session with Artistic Director, John Perry

Student panel discussion

All participants receive a certificate from artistic director, John Perry


Dormitory complex on campus with kitchen (Boarding student)

Optional meal plan covers breakfast and lunch (not dinner): $230 ($200 + $30 university service fee)


Audition CD or DVD Required in Application (15 min max): Two contrasting pieces, no editing. We accept any forms of recordings including youtube links.


Daily Schedule, Sample

The Junior Academy

New! Junior Academy will be an all-day program in 2020!

For Intermediate piano students

Dates: June 29 - July 3, 2020


Classes in the morning include group lesson, technique class, Music History, Music appreciation

Master Class in the afternoon with renowned pianists and pedagogue

JPA Lecture series every day with guest speakers from various field

All Junior Academy students may observe any masterclasses and concerts of the Academy program

All participants perform in the final concert

All participants receive a masterclass from the artistic director, John Perry

Audition recordings of one or two pieces in any style are encouraged but not required


Sample Daily Schedule; please see above in the Academy Sample Schedule 


The Full-Day Seminar for Teachers

Dates: Sunday, June 28 10:00am-5:30pm

$100 for a whole day

$50 for half day

$60 student and MTNA, MTAC, CAPMT member discount


Unique to the festival will be a one-day teaching seminar geared towards teachers by focusing on intermediate through advanced pedagogy.  The Sunday, July 7 program has a schedule filled with lectures, teaching demonstrations, master classes, a question/answer session, and performances. This year's seminar will be dedicated to our friend and faculty member Edward Francis who sadly passed away last year.  We all unite and will honour his memory and his dedication to music education.  This outstanding opportunity is available to all teachers, students, parents and beyond who desire to deepen their art of pedagogy. 



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