All Contestants must be at least 18 years of age and not older than 28 years of age by December 8, 2019, and must be residents of or studying in North America.
Former first place winners of the Wideman Competition and students of acting judges of this year's Competition are ineligible.
The Competition limits the number of contestants per teacher to three.
All applications will be processed in the order received. The Competition reserves the right to limit the number of contestants to 40 applicants.
All decisions of the Contestant Selection Jury and the Competition Jury will be final.
There will be no ties for any prize. Ties will be broken by the Executive Director.
A contestant may select any piano concerto on the approved list contained in the application form online. The audition recording must be of the same concerto you plan to play in the competition. All concertos must be memorized.
The audition recording must be done in one continuous recording. If it must be edited into different segments, there must be an overlap of approximately one minute between the overlapping segments.
Each contestant must make provisions for an accompanist.
If requested on the application form, an accompanist will be provided by the Competition for an additional $100, paid directly to the Wideman Piano Competition upon notification of competitor selection
*In the event that you decide you will provide your own accompanist, please contact us, as the fee will become non-refundable after November 17, 2019.
*If you decide after November 17th that you will in fact need an accompanist, the fee will increase to $200 to accommodate you.
Each contestant must make provisions for transportation to Shreveport, Louisiana. Several Airlines fly to the Shreveport Regional Airport. Once in Shreveport, van transportation will be provided to carry contestants to and from Centenary College, housing, and the airport.
There is no train service to Shreveport. Also, there is no bus service available.
Upon notification of competitor selection, each contestant will be sent information on available accommodations in private homes or hotels (which will be at a specially negotiated rate for competitors).
Housing in private homes will be ONLY for contestants. Husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, significant others, accompanists, and any other person who is not competing will not be eligible.
No application is complete and will not be accepted until a non-refundable application fee of $100.00 has been received.
If requested on the application form, an accompanist will be provided by the Competition for an additional $100*, paid directly to the Wideman Piano Competition upon notification of competitor selection
You may pay both fees by way of PayPal, at the link in the footer below.