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Teachers and Amateurs Program

June 6 – June 16, 2013






In 2013, PianoTexas International Academy & Festival will present a program that brings together the Teachers and Amateurs. Regardless of background or level of skills, both groups have a common interest in their aspiration to continue learning and experiencing the art of performing.


The Teachers portion of this program offers an unparalleled experience for piano teachers of all levels.
Whether you are an active pianist striving to sharpen your performing skills or a devoted pedagogue wishing to attend as an observer, you will come away from this program fully inspired and energized.


For the Amateurs who love playing the piano, we extend a warm invitation to join us and study with professional musicians, and to witness great performances of the Van Cliburn Competition’s Finals. Regardless of your level and objective, this program can be fun and entertaining, while at the same time highly intensive and demanding. The camaraderie between teachers and amateurs also creates a friendly atmosphere and a wonderful collective energy.


Who Can Apply?
Performers and Observers: Collegiate and Private Piano Teachers as well as Amateur Pianists of all ages.
Please read Application Procedures before applying.


Application Deadline: Monday, Feb 18, 2013 (postmarked)


AmateursThe Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition:
The Competition will take place May 24 – June 9, 2013, at Fort Worth's Bass Performance Hall. It welcomes 30 successful competitors to Texas, after a very stringent selection process. The Teachers/Amateurs Program starts (June 6) along with the grand finale of the Competition when 6 competitors perform their concerti with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Leonard Slatkin.


Tickets for the final round (June 6 – 9) must be purchased through the Cliburn Competition Website. These tickets should be purchased as early as possible due to the fact that they sell out quickly. Because of this, PianoTexas cannot guarantee that these tickets will be available.


For those Teachers and Amateurs who are interested in observing the complete program including all the competitions’ rounds we welcome them as an observer of the Young Artists Program with the option of extending participation for the remainder of the Teachers and Amateurs Program.


Performing Participants:
Following the Cliburn Competition, PianoTexas will present master classes and private lessons exclusively for Teachers and Amateurs. All performing participants will play in one Master Class, receive two private lessons, and perform in a recital. Repertoire is entirely free choice and playing from memory is not required.


PianoTexas warmly welcomes observers of all ages. This is a great opportunity to hear the Finals of the Cliburn Competition and then attend master classes and recitals of our teacher and amateur participants.



Practice Facilities:
PianoTexas is once again grateful for the Rockley Family Foundation who has graciously offered to provide a number of grand pianos for use by participants during the Festival. All performers will have access to rooms with grand pianos. Active observers are most welcome to use such practice facilities when not occupied by performers. There are also a number of practice rooms with upright pianos, open and free for everyone to practice. All practice rooms are open 24 hours a day.


Accommodations and Meals:
Waits Hall dormitory is conveniently located right next to the music building. It is fully air-conditioned, with comfortable lounges, large common kitchens, laundry rooms, and spacious bedrooms. Although many include a shared en suite bathroom, most occupants will share conveniently located communal bathrooms. All bedrooms are equipped with linens and towels, a small refrigerator and a microwave. University cafeteria and other food places are all within easy walking distance. Please see costs below for more details.


There will be comfortable, air conditioned bus transportation between the TCU campus and Bass Performance Hall where the Cliburn Competition will take place. Bus schedule will be provided upon registration. PianoTexas is pleased to make this service available to all participants. Please see costs below for more details. Bus transport to and from all rounds of competition: $10 per day. For those who wish to drive their own vehicle, very limited parking is available downtown for around $15 per day.


Program Fees:

Performer: $500
Active observer: $350
General observer: $150


Tuition Fees do not include room and board, transportation, or admission to the Cliburn Competition.


Van Cliburn International Piano Competition:

Tickets for the final round (June 6 – 9) must be purchased through the Cliburn Competition Website. These tickets should be purchased as early as possible due to the fact that they sell out quickly. Because of this, PianoTexas cannot guarantee that tickets will be available.


Dormitory Accommodations:

Check-in on June 6, check-out morning of June 17 (11 nights).


Single Room including linens: $638/person

Double Room including linens: $528/person


Prorated housing available.










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