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National Piano Scholarship Competition

Cash awards of $2000, $1000, and $500, plus scholarships towards tuition for four years of study


National Piano Scholarship CompetitionThe University of Tennessee National Piano Scholarship Competition is open to all piano students who are planning to enter college as a piano major in performance or piano pedagogy. All awards are made to incoming UT students only. A preliminary live audition or CD recording is necessary for participation in the National Piano Scholarship Competition.

Repertoire Requirements

  • Baroque composition
  • First movement of a Classical sonata
  • 19th century composition
  • 20th century composition

Important Dates

University of Tennessee application deadlines:

  • TBA
    Competitive academic scholarship application deadline for freshman applicants for more admission information

National Piano Scholarship Competition:

  • TBA
    Online application deadline
  • TBA
    National Piano Scholarship Competition (or CD recording due)


  • Kline Prize: $2000 and scholarship towards four years of study
  • Fellers Prize: $1000 and scholarship towards four years of study
  • Al Schmied Memorial Prize: $500 and scholarship towards four years of study
  • Special Prize: $100 for the best performance of a 20th century composition.

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