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Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition

The Lee University International Piano Festival and Competition is a week-long celebration of the piano, offering rich opportunities for performance and unique experiences for participants to learn and grow. Located in the peaceful hills of eastern Tennessee, Lee University’s campus is beautiful setting, boasting numerous performance venues, excellent practice and teaching facilities, as well as convenient meals and accommodations provided for all participants.

Pre-college and Collegiate students may choose to compete for $10,000 in cash awards, as well as generous scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies at Lee University.

All students participate in masterclasses and intensive small-group lessons with renowned artists, round-table discussions on career skills and other topics, as well as lectures on piano literature, piano pedagogy, and historical performance. With over 75 pianos on campus, each student will receive dedicated reserved time in a practice room every day. Students may also elect to prepare and study chamber music in an open rehearsal setting with professional string players. Additional lessons are also available upon request. Each evening concludes with a performance by the faculty artists or a recital by festival students. We welcome students of all ages and levels to apply to the festival.