Knabe Youth Piano Competition

2017 William Knabe Young Artist Piano Competition

The William Knabe Young Artist Piano Competition is now accepting 2017 applications!  The competition is open to ages 7-17, from beginner to advanced.

Competition Details:

Over $1,500 in Prizes
Competition Dates: June 3-11, 2017
Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

Competition rounds will be held in both Metropolitan Baltimore and in Metropolitan Washington, DC.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Celebrating Knabe’s 180th Anniversary


The William Knabe Piano Institute is expanding, coinciding with the commemoration of the 180th anniversary of Wm. Knabe & Co. pianos!

In order to include more students in this year’s evaluations, the William Knabe Piano Institute is expanding from 2 to 3 days of live preliminary round auditions.

Preliminary rounds will be held in Greater Baltimore and Greater Washington DC.

Video applications are now being accepting for those wanting to advance to the finals, although live auditions are preferred.

Video applicants may choose to be considered for the finals, or may choose an evaluation only.

Start a video application here 

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ASO Instrument Petting Zoo

I spent my Valentine’s Day with two of the things that I love – music & children!  The Atlanta Symphony had a family fun day which included an instrument petting zoo for the kids to sample the various brass, woodwind and string instruments in the orchestra.  The lady who actually plays the flute switched instruments with me so I got to demonstrate the flute and trombone instead of the cello.  This made for a very interesting day since I don’t play either the flute or trombone unless I’m using my MIDI keyboard to play these instruments through software on my computer.  A fun time was definitely had by all, and I’m looking forward to participating in the next instrument petting zoo!  Please enjoy the event photos below provided courtesy of Beth Sullivan from the Atlanta Symphony Associates.

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