Steinway Piano Gallery
Steinway Jr. Artist Competition

Michigan residents ages 18 and under

Saturday, April 9, 2022
10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit
2700 E. West Maple Rd.
Commerce Township, MI 48390

Application Closed - Deadline Reached

All applications must be mailed and postmarked on or before March 19, 2022.

Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit is proud to announce the 2022 Steinway Jr. Artist Competition for pianists ages 18 and under. This prestigious competition offers young pianists the opportunity to compete for up to $750 in prize money and official recognition from an iconic world-class piano brand.

Competition Requirements:

  • Each participant is required to perform two pieces for solo piano from contrasting eras: one piece from the Baroque or Classical era and one piece from the Romantic or Twentieth Century era.
  • Pieces must be performed memorized.
  • Improvisations are not permitted, and repeats must be omitted.
  • All applicants should bring hard copies of their sheet music (photo copies or books) with minimal markings for the judges. 
  • The following amount of time will be allotted for each audition:
    1. Division 1 (ages 9 and under): maximum 10 minutes
    2. Division 2 (ages 10-13): maximum 15 minutes
    3. Division 3 (ages 14-18): maximum 20 minutes
  • Judges reserve the right to cut off performances at their discretion. 
  • Students who have participated and won first place in the last competition may not enter again in the same division.
  • Students who have studied with any of the announced judges are not eligible to compete in the same level that the judge is adjudicating. 
  • Winners from the audition will be required to perform 20 to 30 minutes of music in the Steinway Jr. Artist Winners Concert on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Audition Day

  • The following schedule will be in place for the audition on April 9, 2022:
    • Division 1 (ages 9 and under): 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Division 2 (ages 10-13): 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Division 3 (ages 14-18): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Students will be emailed their exact audition time on Thursday, March 24, 2022 by 4:00 PM.
  • Upon beginning the audition, applicants can try out the piano with scales, chords and arpeggios right before playing their pieces.
  • Applicants should wear their best performance attire.
  • One parent may accompany an applicant into the audition room. Parents may only videotape their child. 
  • Parents and students should not approach the judges for any reason before or during the compeition. 
  • Students and parents must leave the building after the audition, unless they have an appointment with a piano consultant.
  • Applicants and teachers will be notified of the winners via email on Monday, April 11, 2022 by 11:00 AM.

For more information, please contact Tomoko Mack, Artistic Director at or call 248-310-0877.


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