Welcome to the 2017 Competition for high school pianists.

The weekend is devoted to the students, with a competition that awards significant cash prizes. Contestants will also benefit from outstanding master classes, receptions and camaraderie among fellow pianists.

We welcome PETRONEL MALAN as our Guest Artist/Adjudicator, and look forward to a weekend of inspiring music, educational opportunities and exciting performances from all of the young artists.

For details regarding participation in the competition, Click Here for rules and an application.

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Artistic Director: Dr. Mary Humm           

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Event Venue

Church Street Performance Hall

(formerly known as the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts)

306 N. Church Street, McKinney, Texas  75069


Event Schedule


Friday, March 31

7:30 p.m.     Petronel Malan in Recital


Saturday, April 1

9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.     Performers 1-5


11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.     Performers 6-10


2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.     Master Classes


Sunday, April 2

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.     Master Classes

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.     Young Artist Recital

Awards Ceremony & Reception to follow Recital

2017 McKinney Young Artists Competition: March 31 – April 2