For assistance or further information, contact 

Lester Senter Wilson, DMA

Executive Director

(O) 601-946-2063     



All of contributions and memorials to the Wideman Piano Competition are deductible as allowed by law since the competition is a program of the Shreveport Symphony Guild,  Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.

Make checks for donations  payable to:  
Wideman International Piano Competition, 1200 Meadowbrook Road, No 39, Jackson, MS 39206.

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 Access Application Form  HERE


First Round -- Preliminaries


Your video audition as outlined in the "Further Instructions" contained in the Application Form online.


Second Round:  Semi-Finals 

Friday, December 1  
11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Saturday, December 2 

9:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 6:45 pm


At the conclusion of the second round, the Judges will select 5-8 contestants to perform their complete concerto in the third round. They will be accompanied by a second piano.


Semi-finals are free and open to the public.


Third Round:  Finals - Sunday, December 3
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Tickets are $10 at the door. Admission for students is free.


From the 5-8 participants in the Third Round, the judges will award the three medals, honorable mention and the other special awards given by the Competition


All Semi-Final and Final performances will take place a the Hurley School of Music, Centenary College of Louisiana.

  • Submit Application, $100 fee, required documents, photo, and performance web link no later than October 13, 2017

  • Round 1 - Preliminaries -- will be completed by the Audition Committee prior to your notification on October 27, 2017

  • Receive notification of acceptance by October 27, 2017 (and pay $100 accompanist fee if applicable)

  • Round 2 will be Dec 1 & 2, 2017  (40 contestants)

  • Round 3 - the Finals -- will be Dec 3, 2017 (5-8 contestants) ​