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Youth Duo-Piano Competition

Annual Youth Duo-Piano Competition & Amateur Festival

February 17 - February 17
Texas Wesleyan University
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Youth Duo-Piano Competitors

Duo-piano playing is defined as performing music specifically composed for a player at each of two pianos. The Texas Wesleyan University Youth Duo-Piano Competition is a celebration of young pianists and the skilled collaboration between two such performers. The event is co-sponsored by the Texas Wesleyan Department of Music and by the Fort Worth Piano Teachers FORUM.

Repertoire chosen for this festival must be originally conceived, arranged or transcribed for the duo-piano genre — not for piano duet or other combinations — and must not exceed a maximum performance length of seven minutes.

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For more information about this event, please email Dr. Ilka Araújo at

Am I eligible to enter?

Any students, kindergarten through 12th-grade, studying with a teacher in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Additionally, any post-12th-grader who is not a professional musician is allowed to participate in this Festival. In other terms, college/university students and/or any players who classify themselves as an amateur are allowed to participate with no limit of age.

Competition Levels by Students' Academic Grade (as of competition date)

  • Level 1: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
  • Level 2: Grades 4th - 6th
  • Level 3: Grades 7th - 9th
  • Level 4: Grades 10th - 12th
  • Amateur: Post 12th Grade
What can I win?

Participation Certificates are given to all participants. Trophies are awarded to the 1st place teams in the Kindergarten–3rd and 4th–6th levels. Medals are awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place teams from each of these levels.

7th-9th Grade

  • 1st place: $150
  • 2nd place: $100
  • 3rd place: $50

10th-12th Grade

  • 1st place: $200
  • 2nd place: $150
  • 3rd place: $100

Cash awards will be given to each team. Certificates are given for "Honorable Mention" in any category.