Piano Festival and Competition

2024 Piano Festival & Competition

February 1, 2024:
Application Deadline
March 3, 2024
Festival and Competition (All Students)
Community United Methodist Church, Naperville
March 10, 2024
Honors Recitals (Selected Students)
Afternoon times TBD, Downers Grove Public Library
April 2, 2024
Rising Stars Concert (Competition First Place Winners)
7:00 pm, Downers Grove Public Library

A huge thanks to all the students, teachers, judges and organizers who made the 2024 Piano Festival & Competition held on March 3rd a wonderful success. It was a terrific event, and we are very proud of all the students who participated and look forward to seeing you at the 2025 Piano Festival & Competition! We also wish to congratulate the cash award winners of the 2024 Competition, as well as the students selected to participate in the Honors Recital on March 10, 2024.

For information purposes, here are the entry requirements for local, in-person participants and the entry requirements for remote participants used for the 2024 Piano Festival and Competition. The list of required compositions will continue to be chosen from the required 2023 — 2025 repertoire list.

VIDEO RELEASE AUTHORIZATION – Please share with all parents/guardians

A video recording of all performances at the Honors Recital will be made. The Downers Grove Music Club shares videos on its website, social media pages, and an unlisted YouTube channel. We would appreciate that parents of all participants complete the Photo Release Form — BUT especially if you do not wish to grant permission for such use, the completion of this form is required. If we don’t receive a photo release form, then permission is assumed to be granted. The photo release form is available at qr.link/yrvIMt or by scanning the QR code.

Permission form

Questions should be e-mailed to pianofest@downersgrovemusicclub.org.