All pre-college students who attend the FPF Academy will perform in the FPF Competition. They may choose to compete for a prize or to perform for judges’ comments only. College students who attend the FPF Academy are invited to perform in the Competition for judges’ comments only, but they are not eligible to compete for a prize. Auditors and students who are not active participants in the 2023 FPF Academy are not eligible to enter the Competition.
1st Prize $1,000
2nd Prize $500
3rd Prize $500
Additionally, prize winners will be offered NAU music scholarships, contingent on application, piano audition, and acceptance into a music degree program at Northern Arizona University Kitt School of Music.
Repertoire & Time Limit
Competitors must perform two or more contrasting solo repertoire pieces of their choice from memory. Non-competing students may perform one or more solo repertoire pieces from memory. Maximum time limit for FPF Competition performances is 17 minutes. Students will be stopped by the judges if their performance exceeds 17 minutes. All judges decisions are final.
Awards Ceremony & Winners Recital
FPF Competition winners are required to attend the Awards Ceremony and perform on the Winners Recital. If not available to attend and perform on the Winners Recital, prize winners will keep their winner status, but will forfeit their monetary award.
2022 FPF Competition WINNERS
1st Place: STEPHANIE LOBODĂNESCU
2nd Place: ERIC ZHU
3rd Place: NATALIE SEYMORE
The FPF Competition is Open to the Public
- Fri, Jun 30Kitt Recital Hall