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Concordia Keyboard Day

Music Department

2023 Concordia Keyboard Day Festival and Scholarship Competition
Concordia University Irvine

Dr. Tom Mueller and Dr. Hyunjoo Choi, co-directors

For the past eight years, Concordia Keyboard Day has supported and celebrated the musical achievements of young pianists from across Southern California. This year, we are pleased to return to an in-person format for this event. On Saturday, March 25, students, families, and teachers will have the opportunity to join members of Concordia’s award-winning music faculty for a day of workshops, masterclasses, and scholarship adjudications.

Participation in the scholarship adjudications is not required; students may elect to register only for the workshops and masterclasses if desired. Please click here for repertoire guidelines. Top students in each division will receive small cash prizes to support their musical studies.

Scholarship audition participants will receive adjudication notes from our keyboard faculty, and division winners will receive scholarships to support their private music study. In addition to a piano masterclass, attendees will participate in workshops on eurhythmics, audition and performance preparation, historical instruments such as the harpsichord and organ, and much more! 

A $40 registration fee is required for student participants; registration for parents, family members, and teachers is free. Registration will remain open through Sunday, March 10.


Saturday, March 25, 2023

8:30am Registration opens
8:45am Welcome (Zhang Hall)
9:00-9:50am Workshop Session 1
10:00-10:50am Workshop Session 2
11:00-11:50am Workshop Session 3 and Masterclass
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-3:00pm Scholarship Auditions 

Awards and Closing Ceremony


Age requirements:

Workshops and masterclass attendance: 9-19 years old

Scholarship Audition participation: 12-19 years old

Scholarship Audition Guideline

Students in the piano competition will be grouped into three divisions based on their age:

  • Division 1: ages 12-13
  • Division 2: ages 14-15
  • Division 3: ages 16-18

Click here for piano repertoire guidelines

Borland-Manske Center

Dedicated Fall 2019, the three-story music wing features over 50 rooms, including orchestral and choral rehearsal halls and a professional recording suite designed by John Storyk, one of the world's eminent studio designers. The state-of-the-art facility marks the building as one of the premium music learning centers in Southern California. 

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