United States Division

2024 Finalists- Midwest Region

Professional Artist Category: Group A (Ages 18-32)
Gold – Juchan Lee & Chaihun Kim
Silver – Jiyeon Lee

Professional Artist Category: Group B (Ages 14-17)
Gold – Brayden Miao
Silver – Joshua Gaumer

Young Artist Category: Group A (Ages 16-17)
Gold – Grace Luo
Sliver – Michael Ye & Annalea Boehner

Young Artist Category: Group B (Ages 14-15)
Gold – Xiaowei Wang
Silver – Lanie Deng & Dietrich Snyder

Young Artist Category: Group C (Ages 12-13)
Gold – Durham Snyder & Sarina Zheng
Silver – Landry Pendleton

Young Artist Category: Group D (Ages 10-11)
Gold – Dylan Zheng
Silver – Roobzeh Chowdhury

Young Artist Category: Group E (Ages 8-9)
Gold –  Olivia Guo & Adriana Wong
Silver – Vincent Pei

Young Artist Category: Group F (Ages 6-7)
Gold – Thomas Brinton
Silver – Kara Yaren

  • Candidates who qualify for the IPPA Outstanding Pianist Showcase can proceed directly to the semifinal round
  • Candidates who made to the 2023 final round are qualified to proceed directly to the semifinal round
  • Every participant in preliminary round will receive digital certificate and comments from the judge.  
  • Collegiate students (piano performance major) are exempt from the preliminary round and apply directly to the national round.  
  • As long as the candidate is a US resident, they can participate in any location.
  • Preliminary round judges
  • Application fees are not refundable.
  • Repertoire: Please check out the general information page. 
  • Questions? Feel free to reach out support@ippa.cc( US Headquarters) or Check out your own regional info.

Preliminary Round Application Fee:$36 USD
National Round Application Fee: $90 USD for Young Artist Category
$100 USD for Professionals Artists Category and Chamber Music Category
$70 For Online National Round


Midwest Region:  (Springfield, MO)

Preliminary Round Application Deadline:
February 1st, 2024 (11:59pm, CT)


National Round Application Deadline:
February 7th, 2024 (11:59pm, CT)


Competition Day:
February 24th, 2024

Location: 
C Minor Recital Hall, Missouri State University
901 S National Ave Springfield, MO 65897


Regional Director: Dr. Hye-Jung Hong
Questions? Email: us.midwest@ippa.cc


Southwest Region:  (San Diego, CA)

Preliminary Round Application Deadline:
March 15th, 2024 (11:59pm, PT)


National Round Application Deadline:
March 30th, 2024 (11:59pm, PT)


Competition Day:
April 6th, 2024

Location: 
San Diego Steinway Gallery
9222 Miramar Rd, San Diego, CA 92126


Regional Director: Zishan Ding
Questions? Email:  us.southwest.san.diego@ippa.cc


Southwest Region:  (Los Angeles, CA)

Preliminary Round Application Deadline:
March 30th, 2024 (11:59pm, PT)


National Round Application Deadline:
April 15th, 2024 (11:59pm, PT)


Competition Day:
April 27th, 2024

Location: 
Steinway Piano Gallery,150 E Colorado Blvd #101, Pasadena, CA 91105


Regional Director: Jiaxian Li
Questions? Email: us.southwest.los.angeles@ippa.cc


Southeast Region:  (Charlotte, CN)

Preliminary Round Application Deadline:
April 1st, 2024 (11:59pm, ET)


National Round Application Deadline:
April 9th, 2024 (11:59pm, ET)


Competition Day:
April 14th, 2024

Location: 
Steinway Piano Gallery Charlotte
7030 Smith Corners Blvd #A, Charlotte, NC


Regional Director: Fan Yang
Questions? Email: fan.clt@ippa.cc 


Northeast Region:  (New Haven, CT)

Preliminary Round Application Deadline:
April 15th, 2024 (11:59pm, ET)


National Round Application Deadline:
April 25th, 2024 (11:59pm, ET)


Competition Day:
May 4th-5th, 2024

Location: 
Faust Harrison Pianos
322 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825


Regional Director: Linda Franklin-Biggs
Questions? Email: ippacompetitions@gmail.com


US Online Division

Preliminary Round Application Deadline:
March 30th, 2024 (11:59pm, CT)


National Round Application Deadline:
May 20th, 2024 (11:59pm, CT)


Online Division is for those who can’t participate in the in-person national round. Qualified winners can choose to participate in the final round either in-person or online.



Questions? Email: support@ippa.cc


Rating System and Awards (National Round)

Gold Prize Winner: Score above 96, crystal medal, certificate and detailed comments from the judges.

Silver Prize Winner: Score between 92-95, crystal medal, certificate and detailed comments from the judges.

Bronze Prize Winner: Score between 88-91, crystal medal, certificate and detailed comments from the judges.

Honorable Mention: Score between 83-87, certificate and detailed comments from the judges.  

Participation: Score below 82, certificate and detailed comments from the judges.

* Only Gold prize winner and Silver prize winners are qualified for the International level (Final Round) competition.
* Gold Prize Winners will receive IPPA Conero festival scholarship to participate the festival in Italy (August 1st to 10th, 2024). 
* Outstanding performers will receive Scholarship to participate the masterclass sessions in 2024 IPPA Pedagogy Conference ( July 7-9th )
* Online National Round Competition candidate will receive digital certificate, comments. Gold prize winners will receive $500 for 2024 IPPA Conero festival scholarship. 

International Final Round Competition

In-person Final Round Competition: July 6th to 7th, 2024
Location: Swarthout Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS United States

Online Final Round Competition: June 20th to 30th, 2024
For finalists who participate virtually, the IPPA Conero team will schedule a performance time with them. Available times will fall between June 20th -30th. No pre-recording allowed, it will be a live performance. 

In Person Final Round Application fee: 150 USD for Young Artist Category
180 USD for Professional Artist Category and Chamber Music Category
Online Application Fee: 100 USD

Past US Division Competition Gallery