Master Classes 2018
with Boaz Sharon, Nancy Weems, Julian Martin, and Carol Leone
The Dallas International Piano Competition focuses on education, providing master class opportunities for highly talented high school, college, graduate and emerging professional pianists. Advanced pianists, over the age of 16, are encouraged to apply for participation in the master classes.
Master classes with SMU and guest faculty are designed to provide a productive and enriching professional experience to all who participate, and are held during competition week, but operate independently from the competition itself. Master class participants are encouraged to observe the competition rounds, running concurrently, in between sessions. For a full schedule of events, click here.
While applicants to the competition are automatically considered for placement in a master class (and may be invited to participate) most master class opportunities are reserved for master class-only applicants. Competition candidates will not be assigned to master classes taught by jury members, and therefore will only be considered for master classes with Dr. Carol Leone.
To apply only for participation in the master classes, you will need to submit a video audition (by public or private link hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), no later than the application date (December 15th) where the preliminary jury can see and hear you perform the 15 minutes of solo recital repertoire that you have selected for your master class. Your program may consist of a single piece, or a combination of shorter pieces, or even individual sections of pieces. You will need to combine these recordings into a single audition video (of at least 15 minutes in duration) for submission as your video audition.
Applications will be reviewed by a jury, and invitations will be sent to the most outstanding candidates. While you will have an opportunity to tell us your preferred master class teacher when submitting your application via the online form, competition staff reserve the right to use discretion when making assignments. Competition staff will try to accommodate teacher requests as much as possible.
Steinbuhler alternate-size keyboards are available to competition and master class pianists who wish to use them. SMU encourages pianists interested in trying various keyboard options to make an appointment to do so by contacting Dr. Carol Leone at firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments can be accommodated throughout the year. To learn more about alternate-size keyboards, click here.
Up to eighteen (18) pianists will be invited to participate in at least one 30-minute session in one of the following master classes:
MASTER CLASS WITH DR. CAROL LEONE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 — 7:00PM TO 9:00PM
Four pianists are chosen from the field of candidates to participate in this Masterclass, taught by Dr. Carol Leone. Audiences are welcome to observe these public piano lessons, which focus on solo repertoire.
MASTER CLASS WITH BOAZ SHARON
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 — 1:00 TO 2:30PM
Three pianists selected from among the applicants will participate in this master class workshop with Boaz Sharon. Candidates who have be pre-selected will perform, and students, music educators and general public audiences are welcome to observe these public piano lessons, which focus on solo repertoire.
MASTER CLASS WITH NANCY WEEMS
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2017 — 2:30 TO 4:00PM
Three pianists selected from among the applicants will participate in this master class workshop with Nancy Weems. Candidates who have be pre-selected will perform, and students, music educators and general public audiences are welcome to observe these public piano lessons, which focus on solo repertoire.
MASTER CLASS WITH JULIAN MARTIN
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018 — 1:00 TO 2:30PM
Three pianists selected from among the applicants will participate in this master class workshop with Julian Martin. Candidates who have be pre-selected will perform, and students, music educators and general public audiences are welcome to observe these public piano lessons, which focus on solo repertoire.
Applicants shall select and prepare a solo program, not less than 15 minutes in duration, for performance in the master class. Sections of multi-movement works, such as a piano sonata, or a collection of short pieces of contrasting style, are allowed. The instructor will choose pieces from your program to focus on during the master class.
To Apply to the master class, follow the link below to submit your application. You will be required to submit the following:
- Name and complete contact information
- Resume (PDF)
- Short biography of fewer than 300 words (PDF)
- Two professional references, such as a teacher or music director (name, affiliation, title, email)
- List of your 15 minutes of recital repertoire (composer, title, movements or sections)
- URL to a video (on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) where the selection committee can see and hear you perform your selected repertoire
- Complete payment of the $35 application fee by credit or debit card