The Cranbrook Music Guild invites talented pianists to apply for the first Cranbrook Music Guild Emerging Artists Competition, 2018 Piano Performance that will take place on April 8, 2018 at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The competition will offer an opportunity for emerging artists to compete and perform. It includes an initial submission of an application, a submission of a video link from YouTube, and a final live competition. Jurors will award prizes of up to $5,000.00 as well as awarding the top competitor with a contract to perform in a future Cranbrook Music Guild concert. Funds for this competition come in part from the Betty Brewster Scholarship Fund. Betty Brewster was one of the founders of the Cranbrook Music Guild in 1951 and a stalwart supporter of young performing artists.
The 2018 Cranbrook Music Guild Emerging Artists Competition will focus on piano performance.
The Cranbrook Music Guild Emerging Artists Competition is open to pianists of any nationality as long as they are currently studying or living in the United States or are U.S. citizens. Pianists must be 17 to 25 years old (as of April 8, 2018). Competitors must not be represented by a manager or agent.
Initial application deadline extended to November 1, 2017