Senior Competition Schedule

The 2017 Senior Competition will take place March 26 – April 2, 2017.

All rounds of the competition are open to the public. All preliminary rounds and master classes are free to the audience at the Indian Wells Theater, located on the campus of CSUSB-Palm Desert, 37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211

Please click here for a printable PDF of the schedule.

*Schedule subject to changes.

Sunday, March 26

Local Master Class

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

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

Monday, March 27

Solo Round 1

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

 

Tuesday, March 28

Solo Round 1

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

 

Wednesday, March 29

Solo Semi-Finals

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

 

Thursday, March 30

Concerto Round 1

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

 

Friday, March 31

Concerto Round 1

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

Morning Session 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Session 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Solo Finals & Awards

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

 

 

Saturday, April 1

Master Classes for Contestants:

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

 

Sunday, April 2

Concerto Finals Competition & Awards

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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