About the DIPC

The Dallas International Piano Competition (DIPC) is presented by the Dallas Chamber Symphony (DCS) in partnership with the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in celebration of the piano and its extensive repertoire, while offering important performance opportunities to aspiring young performers from around the globe.

Held annually in Dallas, Texas, the DIPC is comprised of four days of organized activities, which include three competition rounds focused on concerto and solo recital repertoire, as well as master classes and recitals that are open to public audiences. Competition events are adjudicated by an internationally renowned jury, and prizes are awarded to the most outstanding competitors. Winners of the competition enjoy widespread recognition and publicity, as well as a performance engagement with the Dallas Chamber Symphony (DCS) at Dallas City Performance Hall.

Professional and pre-professional, formally trained pianists, including those with advanced degrees in music, are encouraged to submit an application and audition for participation in the competition and/or master classes.

The DIPC strives to enhance the development of aspiring artists. It is a forum where young pianists — including those who do not advance or participate in the competition rounds — can learn through master classes, where they receive expert training and career-building guidance from distinguished SMU and visiting faculty.

Master classes are piano lessons taught in front of a public audience, where renowned faculty will work one-on-one with a student pianist who has been selected for the master class by audition. Music teachers and the public are welcome and encouraged to observe these events, where they can learn more about the artistic process.

Public attendance is welcome at all three competition rounds, during master classes, and at the Winners’ Recital. All competition events are held at Caruth Auditorium at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts.

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