Events & Competitions

The Indiana State Fair Young Hoosier State Piano Competition (YHPC)

The Young Hoosier State Piano Competition is open to all pianists ages five to 22 who are Indiana residents. The Competition accepts and encourages all levels of piano performance—with seven separate age divisions—and all styles of piano music—competitors can select from multiple music categories, including Original Composition. Visit our Piano Solutions YouTube channel for more videos from the 2019 competition.

Message from the Indiana State Fair:

Friends of the Indiana State Fair,

While we are grateful to host our 2021 Indiana State Fair late this summer; however, there are unfortunately some events that will not be able to take place in their entirety.

The pandemic continues to impact the operation of the Indiana State Fair. Considering this, along with our partners at Piano Solutions, we will be presenting only the Honors Performance Recital (located on the main gallery) and not the competitive portion of our annual Young Hoosier Piano Competition.

We intend to showcase the great young pianists to our visitors and offer a platform to hone their piano performance skills – in time for the return of the Indiana State Fair Young Hoosier Piano Competition in 2022.

We not only wish protect the integrity of the competition, but also the wellbeing and safety of participants, adjudicators and audience during this time. We plan to enthusiastically welcome you back in 2022 – while working to fine tune the event to make it better than ever!

Thank you for your continued support!

Your friends at the Indiana State Fair and Piano Solutions

Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition

Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition is a piano competition for young pianists from around the world. It is open to young pianists of any nationality, ages five through eighteen, and consists of three parts: Preliminary, Semifinal, and Final.
Their Mission is to recognize and nurture young talents to reach their highest potential by providing performance opportunities at a renowned concert venue through the international piano competition, and by offering educational master classes, lessons and workshops, held by world class pianists. This unparalleled culture aims to enrich the arts in the City of Carmel and it’s surrounding communities.

This year’s competition will be held virtually on June 23-27, 2021. For more information visit carmelklavier.com.

International Talent Academy – Rising Star

Carmel Arts Rising Star Competition is open to young pianists & singers who are Indiana residents. The main mission of the competition is to motivate beginning and intermediate level musicians to discover and develop their special talents and give them an opportunity to perform and compete in a stress-free environment.

This year’s competition will be held virtually in May 2021. For more information visit internationaltalentacademy.org.

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