Competition Timeline

February 4, 2017

  • Application deadline. All online entries must be submitted by 11:59pm (PST) on Saturday, February 4, 2017. All CD’s must be postmarked by this deadline.

March 17, 2017

  • Semifinalists notified by email. Semifinalists must confirm their acceptance of the invitation by return email by March 21, 2017. Semifinalists will receive copies of the 2017 Commissioned Work by Lisa Bielawa shortly after confirming their acceptance.
  • All applicants not selected as Semifinalists will also receive notification.

March 21, 2017

  • Semifinalists must confirm their participation in the 2016 Competition.

April 21, 2017

  • Semifinalist deadline for submitting proposed program repertoire and required scores.

May 31 & June 1, 2017

  • Semifinalists arrive in San Francisco.

June 1, 2017

  • Afternoon or evening rehearsal with accompanist for 45 minutes.

June 2, 2017

10:00am – 2:30pm
Dress rehearsal for Semifinal program.

June 3, 2017

10:00am – 12:30pm and 1:45pm – 4:00pm
Semifinals performances, followed immediately by announcement of Finalists to perform on Sunday evening.

June 4, 2017

  • Rehearsals for Finalists with accompanists TBA during the afternoon.
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Finals performances.