School of Music plays host to 8th annual International Piano Festival

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
May 25, 2017

Texas State University School of Music will host the 8th annual International Piano Festival June 3-11 in the Performing Arts Center.

Concerts and recitals are open to the public, with admission prices of $8 and $5 depending on the artist. Texas State students are admitted for free.

This year's festival will feature 38 young pianists, who were selected through auditions to participate in a week of lessons, master classes, recitals, seminars and recreational activities. The festival is designed to foster students' artistic development and create an international network of musicians from varied backgrounds.

"This year’s festival will once again feature world renowned faculty members from all over the world," said festival director Jason Kwak of the School of Music. "Furthermore, we will once again feature Central Texas’s own Round Rock Symphony as they will perform with our festival students during our finale concert on June 10."

This year’s special competition, called the Patrick W. Price Competition, will feature 12 finalists who will compete for one special prize. The winner will be awarded a five-city tour, which will provide a major boost to the young pianist's career. The competition will be held all day on June 7.

Every day of the festival will feature concerts by guest artists and rising stars from all over the world that are open to the public. For a complete schedule of recitals and concerts, visit

For additional information, contact Kwak via email at

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Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,849 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 170,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world.  Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities:  Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.