Topeka, Kan. – The Washburn University Department of Music will host Washburn Piano Day 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Feb. 11 for piano students in grades K – 12. This event is $10 per piano student and students or their parents/guardians (if student is under the age of 18) may register to attend now at

     “As students are preparing for spring piano recitals and competitions, Washburn Piano Day provides piano students grades K-12 an opportunity to try out repertoire in a semi-public performance setting and receive valuable feedback from Washburn University piano faculty and music major judges,” said Dr. Lucy Tan, Washburn University Department of Music director of keyboard studies/applied piano and faculty advisor for the Washburn Piano and Organ Society.

     A performance schedule will be emailed to participants a few days before the date of the festival. Each performance will be in the Choral Room in the Garvey Fine Arts Center on the Washburn University campus. The registration deadline is Feb. 7.

Washburn Piano Day Guidelines

- Student will perform one to two pieces by memory. The second piece is optional.

- Student will provide a copy of the score to the judges.

- Student (and accompanying teacher, family/guardian and friends) will arrive and check-in at the front desk (outside Choral Room) at least 10 minutes before their assigned time.

- Any student who arrives early will have access to warm-up rooms after checking in.

- Students should dress appropriately. Business-casual is recommended.

- Teachers, friends and families are welcome to listen to the performances, but the student may elect to have only their teacher and judges in the room.

- All students will receive comments, ratings and certificates from a panel of judges. Ribbons of special recognition will be distributed to highest performing students.

- Students will collect the above materials following their performance at a designated time that will be shared closer to Feb. 11.

- Photos may be taken of students and faculty at the events. The photos may be used on social media and promotional websites to further support the Washburn University Department of Music. A photo release form will be provided at check-in.

     In special cases of financial concerns, the $10 registration fee may be waived. Please email with any concerns.

      The Washburn Piano and Organ Society created this event to benefit and serve the greater Northeast Kansas community. All registration fees support the college students of the Washburn Piano and Organ Society who helped organize this piano event. The fees will allow the society to continue to provide high-quality keyboard events for the community and will further enable Washburn music majors’ opportunities to be involved in the community as leading musical professionals.

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For further information, contact:
Joy Bailes
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Office: 785-670-2153
Cell: 785-230-1648
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