Piano Festival and Competition

Online registration is now open
November 15, 2020 through February 7, 2021

2021 Piano Festival & Competition

Due to Covid-19, this will be a virtual event this year conducted entirely online.
February 7, 2021:
Application deadline
Noon on March 7, 2021:
Video submission deadline
March 21, 2021:
Virtual Honors Recital

Area piano teachers are invited to enter their students in the annual Piano Festival & Competition sponsored by the Downers Grove Music Club. Note that, due to Covid-19, the festival will be a virtual event this year. Students will be asked to prepare a video and submit it by noon on the event date of March 7th.

Please follow these procedures for student submission of video performances very soon

All students who take part will be evaluated by experienced judges and will receive constructive written critiques soon after the video submission deadline. Students who attain a high level of excellence will have their performances showcased in a virtual honors recital event held online. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners of the students who enter at the competition level. Review the Entry Requirements and the List of Required Compositions for more information.

Please check back to the DGMC website or FaceBook page periodically for the latest developments.

Registrations must be submitted online using the form below. No registrations will be accepted after the deadline (February 7, 2021) nor will any fees be refunded after this date.

Changes to a previously submitted registration cannot be made on this form. Please contact the pianofest@downersgrovemusicclub.org with such changes. This form does, however, provide an opportunity to “Add Students to an Existing Registration” after a registration has been submitted.

The SAVE feature is especially useful when entering many students. At anytime while you are filling out the form, you may SAVE what you have entered so that you can close the browser and return later to complete your registration. When you click the SAVE button, you will be provided with a unique link that allows you to return to your registration form.

When you have finished entering all your student information click SUBMIT. This will forward your registration application to the Piano Festival committee.


Piano Festival & Competition Registration



Questions should be e-mailed to pianofest@downersgrovemusicclub.org.