Chautauqua Piano Program
June 29–August 3, 2024
Application deadline: Feb. 15
The Chautauqua Piano Program is a highly selective and dynamic five week program for 20 pianists, ages 18–28. Combining an array of resident and guest faculty with unmatched practice and performance facilities, the program is designed to inspire young pianists from all over the globe. Students will have solo and chamber music performance opportunities, plentiful private lessons, and faculty-led discussions and master classes focused on advanced pianistic growth and building a career path. In 2024, the piano program will also host the SAI Concerto Competition.
A special feature of the Chautauqua Piano experience is the depth of student interaction with each one of our faculty. The program is carefully curated to be more intimate, centering deep conversations and fostering real relationships. Each student will have the time and opportunity to forge connections that will become part of their lifelong music community.
Applications for the 2024 Chautauqua Piano program are due by Feb. 15. Please submit video recordings of unedited live performances; solo or piano concerto repertoire only.
Cost & General Information
As one of only four official Steinway summer programs, the Chautauqua Summer Festival maintains a first-rate fleet of Steinway grand pianos for practice, lessons, and performance.
Guest and resident faculty provide a weekly foundation of lessons, complemented by master classes and performance classes that explore a variety of approaches to music, to pianism, and to interpretation.
Lessons and Master Classes
Resident faculty provide regular lessons and classes, while our series of weekly guests, available to all students, will bring an inspiring mix of fresh and diverse perspectives.
Sigma Alpha Iota Competition
The Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. Competition rotates annually among the three departments, in 2024 the competition will be held within the Piano Program.