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Texoma Piano Competition


 Date: April 29th, 2023 (starts at 10:00am)

Registration Deadline: April 15, 2023

Registration Fee: $30

Location: Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Fine Arts Recital Hall (437 Montgomery Dr, Durant, OK 74701 or click here)

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Awards: All the prize winners will receive diplomas, critique sheets, and will be offered a free masterclass with a piano faculty from Southeastern. Only the 1st prize winners will receive a trophy and perform at the award ceremony.

Copyrights: Provide the original music sheet(s) and two photocopies for the adjudicators.

General Info Open Close

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Department of Music is hosting the Texoma Piano Competition on April 29th, 2023. The piano competition is open to all pianists, ages 6-27, who reside or study in Oklahoma and Texas. All performances will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, where competitors will enjoy playing on a Steinway & Sons Model D Concert Grand Piano.

The objective of the competition is to provide performance opportunities for young pianists in the area, and to promote classical music and arts in the community.

The piano competition is structured in 4 categories of age, each consisting of only one round.

A panel of three members will judge the competition and all the participants will receive a critique sheet with comments from the judges.

Application Procedure Open Close

Application deadline is April 15, 2023, 11:59pm (CST)

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Step 1: Please fill in the application form online by clicking here.

Step 2: Pay the registration $30 fee online here.

By mail:

For a successful and complete registration, please fill out the TPC Application Form and send it by regular mail accompanied by a $30 registration fee (check or cash) to:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Dr. Catalin Dima
425 W. University Boulevard
Durant, Oklahoma 74701

Please address the check(s) to Southeastern Oklahoma State University with TPC in the memo line. Once the application form and the registration fee are received, applicants will receive a confirmation by email.


The schedule for each category will be posted on the university’s website ( prior to the competition day.

All the registration fees and donations received will contribute towards the final awards and judges’ fees.

Rules Open Close

All the pianists will have to perform at least one piece by memory and should not exceed the allotted maximum time for each category. One movement of a sonata or a selection of short pieces part of a larger work are acceptable.

  1. Category A (ages 10 and under): 5 minutes
  2. Category B (ages 11 to 14): 7 minutes
  3. Category C (ages 15 to 18): 12 minutes
  4. Category D (ages 19 to 22): 15 minutes
  5. Category E (ages 23 to 27): 15 minutes


Special Notes:

  • Due to copyright laws, all entrants must provide original music sheet(s) and two photocopies for the adjudicator(s). Entrants without an original score will be permitted to perform for critique only, provided all other competition requirements have been met. A monitor may examine all music prior to the performance of each entrant.
  • Age requirements apply at the time of the competition.
  • Previous 1st Prize winners of the Texoma Piano Competition are not eligible to compete again in the same category. They can compete in a higher category if they meet the age requirements.
Awards Open Close
  • The 1st prize winner of each category will be awarded a trophy and perform in the Award Ceremony.
  • All the participants will receive diplomas and critique sheets with comments from the judges.
  • All the prize winners of categories B, C, D, and E will be offered a free masterclass with a piano faculty from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, scheduled on a later date.

Note: Award Ceremony will take place after the competition ends, on April 29th, 2023.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Catalin Dima at

Winners 2021 Open Close

Category A:
Kaitlyn Han – 1st Prize
Monica Bohannan – 1st Prize
Katelyn Du – 2nd Prize
Sasmi Gamage – 2nd Prize
Reese Carper – 3rd Prize

Category B:
Fiona Wang – 1st Prize
Annika Ferguson – 1st Prize
Alexander Chen – 2nd Prize
Joachim Mampilli – 2nd Prize
Sophie Raines – 3rd Prize

Category C:
Angelina Leng – 1st Prize
Jackson Rue – 1st Prize
John A. Schnell – 2nd Prize
Angela Cates – 3rd Prize

Category D:
Anna Coleman – 1st Prize
Rebekah Veien – 1st Prize
Austin Kemp – 2nd Prize

Texoma Piano Competition Schedule 2023-TBD Open Close


APRIL 29th, 2023

Check back for updates 1 week prior to event!

Winners 2022 Open Close

Category A:

Katelyn Du – 1st Prize

Roy Liu – 2nd Prize

Sophia Good – 3rd Prize

Graeme Dunn – Honorable Mention


Category B:

Kyoji Kikuchi – 1st Prize

Praneel Mahalatkar – 2nd Prize

Emily Stutzman – 2nd Prize

Alexander Chen – 3rd Prize

Leo Liang – 3rd Prize

Monica Bohanon – Honorable Mention

Blake Preston – Honorable Mention

Anna Nayah Guillory – Honorable Mention

Sophie Raines – Honorable Mention

Andy Figueroa – Honorable Mention

Venuki Gamage – Honorable Mention


Category C:

Chanel Sun – 1st Prize

Winston Morris – 2nd Prize

Annika Ferguson – 3rd Prize

Skyler Moore – 3rd Prize

Elizabeth Guillory – Honorable Mention


Category D:

Sangsoo Kim – 1st Prize

Yongseok Kwon – 2nd Prize

Jihye Lee – 3rd Prize

Clark Cavender – Honorable Mention

Austin Kemp – Honorable Mention

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Catalin Dima at