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In-Person Conference July 26-29 | Online Event June 9-11

NCKP 2023: The Piano Conference

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Call for Performance Participation


As part of the twenty-five-year anniversary celebration, the NCKP 2023 program will include an inspiring main stage concert highlighting multiple performers from the community. NCKP 2023 invites performance submissions from educators, performers, emerging professionals, students, and those from independent studios, community music schools, colleges, and universities.

Ideal concert selections will bring awareness to expanding the piano repertoire with music by underrepresented composers and pieces that are lesser known. Repertoire can include solo piano, piano duet (four hand), piano duo (two piano), and chamber music with piano. The musical style can range from classical, jazz, world music, fusion, to others. Whole works or movement(s) can be submitted, with a time limit of eight (8) minutes.

Performance Submission Requirements


  • Complete programming information, including title, movement title or tempo marking, catalog/opus number, composer, composer dates, and instrumentation.
  • Program notes with relevant information for the audience (maximum 75 words).
  • Total performance duration (maximum 8 minutes).
  • A video performance of the proposed repertoire by the submitting performer(s), provided as a link to a video on YouTube or Google Drive. Please ensure the file is viewable to anyone with the link. 
  • Exact name and short bio (35-50 words) of performer(s) as would appear in the program.
  • List of current positions and institutional affiliations of performer(s), if applicable.
  • Digital photo(s) of performer(s) suitable for the program. Color headshot of each performer preferred; 300dpi.

The deadline to submit performances is Monday, April 10, 2023, at 11:59PM PDT.

Performance Submissions Policies and Procedures


  • Prior to submission, proposers must communicate with all performers regarding their interest and availability.
  • Proposers must submit their own work and may not submit performances on behalf of their students or others.
  • For full consideration, video links must adhere to the submission guidelines.
  • All pianists selected to perform are expected to register for and attend the NCKP 2023: The Piano Conference. An application for student scholarships and colleague grants is available on the registration page. Guest musicians (non-piano) are not required to register, unless they wish to attend additional conference events. 
  • All persons who submit performance selections will be notified of final program decisions by early May 2023.
  • Presenting and performing at NCKP is a volunteer activity and NCKP does not offer any compensation or reimbursement for expenses of any kind incurred in connection with participating in NCKP.
  • NCKP gives equal consideration for proposals without regard to the presenter’s race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Having trouble with our form? Contact conference@francesclarkcenter.org for assistance.

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