2018 Competition Timeline

February 3, 2018

  • Application deadline. All online entries must be submitted by 11:59pm (PST) on Saturday, February 3, 2018. All CDs must be postmarked by this deadline.

March 19, 2018

  • Semifinalists notified by email. Semifinalists must confirm their acceptance of the invitation by return email by March 23, 2018. Semifinalists will receive copies of the 2018 Commissioned Work (composer TBA) shortly after confirming their acceptance.
  • All applicants not selected as Semifinalists will also receive notification.

March 23, 2018

  • Semifinalists must confirm their participation in the 2018 Competition.

April 21, 2018

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

Dates TBA

  • Semifinalists arrive in San Francisco.


  • Afternoon or evening rehearsal with accompanist for 45 minutes.


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


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


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