Gene Marcus Logo Dear Piano Teachers, Students, and Parents,

Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne is proud to offer two exciting events for young pianists: the IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition, for pianists ages 18 and under living within 100 miles of Fort Wayne, and the IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp and Festival, for pianists ages 12-18 coming from anywhere. Highlights of each program are listed below. I hope you will consider one or both of these opportunities for yourself or your students, or recommend them to someone you know. 


Best wishes,

Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo
Director, IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp and Competition
Quick Links

Call 260-481-6059
IPFW Rhinehart Music CenterIndiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is a Carnegie Community Engaged University that awards Indiana University bachelor's degrees in music. The piano competition and camp will be held in the Rhinehart Music Center, a facility built in 2007 to serve the university and community. It provides an ideal learning environment, including excellent rehearsal spaces, studios and performance halls. Ample practice facilities are available, including a number of rooms with grand pianos.
Rhinehart Recital Hall  
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The 2015 IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition 

Winners Recital will be broadcast on PBS39, 

Sunday, October 18, at 1pm.


DVDs of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 competition winners recital broadcast 

are available to purchase for $14.95 plus $5 s/h; 

please call WFWA PBS39 at 260-484-8839 to order.

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IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition

For Young Pianists Up to Age 18 Within 100 Miles of Fort Wayne
  • Four age divisions: 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18
  • Substantial cash prizes and camp scholarships
  • Winners recital to be broadcast on northeast Indiana's public television station, PBS39
  • Senior division winners also may receive an IPFW Department of Music scholarship
Application postmark deadline: Saturday, December 19, 2015
First-round live auditions*: Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and 10, 2016
Finals: Saturday, January 30, 2016

*Video submissions accepted as well; see website for details.
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IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp and Festival
For Young Pianists Ages 12-18 Residing Anywhere in the US or Abroad
Open to piano students with at least two years of prior piano study who are interested in improving their playing and performance.
  • Workshops, master classes, Alexander technique and keyboard musicianship
  • Individual and group lessons, ensemble and guided practice sessions
  • Daily recitals by guest artists and faculty, as well as camp participants
  • Residential and commuter options
  • Camp scholarships for 2016 are available

Camp begins Sunday, June 12, and runs through Friday, June 17, 2016.


Registration deadline: Thursday, May 27, 2016, or until filled
Priority scholarship deadline: Friday, May 6, 2016 (early applications are encouraged for those applying for scholarship funds)

For details, visit our website

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