Young Artists Program
(May 30-June 21)


The 24 Young Artists who are selected as performers

Concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra 
We strongly encourage all performers to take part in the concerto competition. Rehearsals with a second piano will be scheduled. Six winners will be selected to perform their concertos, in their entirety, with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Repertoire must be chosen from the list below.

Concerto Repertoire List 
Bach: All Concertos
Haydn: Concerto in D major
Mozart: All Concertos
Beethoven: All Concertos
Mendelssohn: Concertos Nos.1 and 2
Chopin: Concertos Nos.1 and 2
Schumann: Concerto in A minor
Grieg: Concerto in A minor
Liszt: Concertos Nos.1 and 2
Saint-Saëns: Concertos Nos.2 and 4
Tchaikovsky: Concerto No.1
Brahms: Concertos No.1
Rachmaninoff: Concertos Nos.2 and 3
Prokofiev: Concertos No.2 and 3

Master Class
Each performer will be allocated to play in three master classes, each with a different artist/teacher. Only compositions of substantial length will be accepted. For example, one single etude by Chopin or a prelude by Rachmaninoff is not considered as substantial. A group of etudes or preludes is therefore permissible. Sonatas should be prepared in their entirety. As 2015 PianoTexas is the year of Chopin, repertoire for master class must include at least one important work by Chopin. All works must be performed from memory. Both solo and concerto repertoire are accepted. 

Private Lesson 
Each performer and active observer will receive three private lessons, each with a different artist/teacher. Repertoire is entirely free choice. Playing from memory is not required.

All performers must take part in recitals. Some of these recitals will also be organized outside the campus e.g. museum and church. The Executive Director is responsible for all programming. He will select both performers and repertoire, and his decision is final. 

Conversations with Artists
One of PianoTexas' most popular events is the "Conversations with Artists". In the format of informal interview, these sessions provide excellent opportunity for participants and the artists to have interactive dialogues.  

Practice Facilities
PianoTexas has been extremely fortunate to collaborate with Collora Piano as the provider of pianos for the concert halls and practice rooms. Continuing this collaboration will allow each participant access to a grand piano with a schedule for no less than five hours of practice time per day. Active Observers will also have access to practice rooms. Specific practice schedule will be provided upon arrival. TCU practice rooms are available 24 a day. 

Accommodation and Meal
Chuifun PoonWaits 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. Accompanying parents or guardians must themselves apply as general observers to be eligible to stay in the dormitory. 
Program Fee
Performers - $1,500 (Full Tuition Scholarship will be offered)
Active Observers - $850
General Observers - $500

Accomodation Fees
Single room with meals $1,621.50
Single room without meals $1,495
Double room with meals $1,414.50 pp
Double room without meals $1265 pp

Full Tuition Scholarships will be provided to all invited Young Artists performers. Scholarships do not cover accommodations, meals, or travel expenses. A limited number of host families may be available for those in financial need. But to obtain maximum benefit from the program we highly encourage everyone to stay in the TCU dormitory.

Application Procedure
Please go to Apply page.

Application Deadline
Performers: Monday, March 2, 2015 – online and postmarked (worldwide)
Active and General Observers:  Monday, April 20, 2015 – online and postmarked (worldwide)

All tuition and accommodation fees must be paid by Tuesday, May 4, 2015

IMPORTANT: Use Federal Express (Fed. EX.) or DLH or 
United State Post Office Priority Mail for sending all materials
Address: PianoTexas Piano Academy &Festival
c/- School of Music, TCU
2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76109 USA
Tel.: 817-257-7456