Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition
March 1, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Who: Piano students ranging from 5th – 12th grades can register to compete in the youth piano competition, while all other musicians can register to perform during the music festival.
What: The competition will consist of two divisions. The junior division will be open for students who are in grades 5-8. The senior division will be open for students who are in grades 9-12.
Junior Division: 5 to 15 minutes per performer
Senior Division: 10 to 15 minutes per performer
SELECTIONS: Contestants will be expected to have prepared two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire performed by memory (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Contemporary).
Grades 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
9 – 12 $500 $300 $200
5 – 8 $300 $200 $100
The winner will be invited to perform at the Gavilan College Bach to Blues Concert.
In addition to the awards listed above, a special award for local contestants will be handed out.
Grades 9-12 Grades 5-8
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Competition: 10:00 AM
Award Ceremony & Festival Concert: 3:00 PM
WHERE: Gavilan College Theater at 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy 95020
HOW: The deadline for entry is January 24, 2020. The entry fee is $20 for the piano competition, and $15 for the music festival. For applications, please visit
Please mail applications and fees to:
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy CA, 95020
For more information call (408) 848- 4796 or email .
WHY: The competition is named after Marian Filice. Mrs. Filice was an active member in our community. She taught piano privately and was a huge supporter of the arts. Her passion for the piano inspired generations. The Gavilan College music department hopes that the competition will inspire young musicians in the community and encourage them to strive for musical excellence.