Young Pianist Competition

The 20th Annual Blinn College District Young Pianist Competition will take on Saturday, January 29, 2022 on the campus of Blinn College-Brenham. The contest is open to students in grades 5-12 currently living in the State of Texas.

Contest Rules

All applications and entry fees must be submitted by January 8, 2022. 

  1. The entry fee is $35 per participant. All participants will receive a detailed comment sheet from the judges and a rating somewhere between Division I (Superior Rating) through Division 5 (Needs Improvement). Payment by check, made out to the Blinn College Piano Club, should be sent to John Dujka at 902 College Ave., Mailbox 461, Brenham, TX 77833).
  2. Awards (trophies) will be given to the top performers in each category. Overall awards for best performance and runner-up for the entire competition will be decided after all entries have been judged. Those participants will receive a Visa gift card valued at $250 (overall winner) or $150 (runner-up).
  3. Students in grades 11 or 12 that indicate an interest in attending Blinn College may also be offered the opportunity for a Blinn College District instrumental music scholarship, pending that student’s decision to attend and acceptance of all terms that relate to a college music scholarship.
  4. Students must perform two memorized pieces that are of contrasting styles and are original solo compositions.

Young Pianist Competition Form