Events

2017 Black and White Gala

February 19th at 6:00pm


2017 Black and White Gala

Event Location:

Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage

Event Description:

6 PM – hosted cocktails and appetizers
7 PM – program, dinner and dancing

$300 – general seating; $500 VIP seating; Table sponsorships range from $3,000 to $20,000

Honorees are Jan and Richard Oliphant.

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Local Master Class


March 26th at 2:00pm


Local Master Class

Event Location:

CSUSB - Palm Desert Campus
Oliphant Auditorium and in Room 120
37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211.

Event Description:

Starts at 2:00 pm in the Indian Wells Theater at CSUSB-Palm Desert Campus, 37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211. Teacher: John Bayless Free admission, free parking

Solo Round 1


March 26th at 7:00pm


Solo Round 1

Event Location:

Indian Wells Theater
CSUSB-Palm Desert Campus
37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211

Event Description:

Each pianist plays a 30 minute solo program of their choice at the Indian Wells Theater. 5 contestants per session. Includes Earl Wild transcription.

Evening Session 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Click here for a complete schedule.

Solo Round 1


March 27th at 2:00pm


Solo Round 1

Event Location:

Indian Wells Theater
CSUSB-Palm Desert Campus
37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211

Event Description:

Each pianist plays a 30 minute solo program of their choice at the Indian Wells Theater, 5 contestants per session.

Afternoon Session 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Evening Session 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Solo Round 1

March 28th at 9:00am


Solo Round 1

Event Location:

Indian Wells Theater
CSUSB-Palm Desert Campus
37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211

Event Description:

Each pianist plays a 30 minute solo program of their choice at the Indian Wells Theater. 5 contestants per session. Includes Earl Wild transcription.

Morning session 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Session 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Evening Session 7:00 – 10:00 pm

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Solo Semi-Finals


March 29th at 9:00am


Solo Semi-Finals

Event Location:

Indian Wells Theater
CSUSB-Palm Desert Campus
37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211

Event Description:

Each pianist plays a 45 minute solo program of their choice at the Indian Wells Theater. Approximately 4 contestants per session.

Morning Session 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Session 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening Session 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Concerto Round 1


March 30th at 9:00am


Concerto Round 1

Event Location:

Indian Wells Theater
CSUSB-Palm Desert Campus
37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211

Event Description:

Each pianist plays 20 minutes from the concerto of their choice, accompanied by 2nd piano. 5 contestants per session.

Morning Session 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Session 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Evening Session 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Solo Finals & Awards


March 31st at 7:00pm


Solo Finals & Awards

Event Location:

Indian Wells Theater
CSUSB-Palm Desert Campus
37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211

Event Description:

Each pianist plays 45 minutes. 3 contestants, followed by jury deliberations to determine who gets 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Solo Final requires a ticket, $20 per ticket through the Waring office- 760-773-2575, or purchase at the box office during the competition rounds.

Solo Finals 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Master Class for Contestants


April 1st at 10:00am


Master Class for Contestants

Event Location:

CSUSB-Palm Desert
Room 120
37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211

Event Description:

In the Oliphant Auditorium and Room 120 on the campus of CSUSB-Palm Desert,37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211:

10 am, subject to change

Concerto Finals Competition & Awards

April 2nd at 2:00pm


Concerto Finals Competition & Awards

Event Location:

McCallum Theatre
73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Event Description:

At the McCallum Theatre. Full orchestra accompanies three concerto finalists. Each will play one full concerto. Solo winners will play while jury deliberates on which concerto pianist gets 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Purchase tickets through www.McCallumTheatre.com. (Do not do an internet search for tickets, or you may find yourself led to a scalper location.) NOTE: ticket prices range from $17 to $67.

2:00 – 5:30 pm

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