Schedule of Events



Thursday September 19

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Registration, Snell Theatre Lobby

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Pre-competition workshop with Dr. Paul Wyse, Snell Theatre
The pre-competition workshop will enable contestants to become familiar with the performance facility and competition environment at the Crane School of Music. A drawing of lots to determine competition playing order will take place at this time.

Friday September 20


11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Competition Quarter Final Round, Snell Theatre   

7:00 p.m.  Announcement of finalists, Snell Theatre

Saturday September 21


9:00-10:00  a.m. "Perfecting Your Game” Dr. Paul Wyse, Snell Theatre

Dr. Wyse will discuss with competitors not chosen for the final round of the competition the details of competing and taking auditions. Topics of interest include repertoire selection, memorization, preparation techniques and stage presence.

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Concerto Masterclasses with Contestants and Jury Members, Snell Theatre

1:00 -2:30 p.m. Roundtable: Performing as a Soloist with Orchestra, Wakefield Recital Hall

Jury members Marc Durand, Enrico Elisi and Paul Wyse and Music Director Kenneth Andrews cover the subtleties of working as a soloist with orchestra.

3:00 p.m.  Competition Semi Final Round, Snell Theatre
           3:00   Finalist 1
           3:30   Finalist 2
           4:00   Finalist 3
7:30 p.m.  Competition Semi Final Round, Snell Theatre
           7:30   Finalist 4
           8:00   Finalist 5
           8:30   Finalist 6
8:00 p.m.  Announcement of Finalists, Snell Theatre

Sunday September 22


10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Masterclasses with Contestants and Jury Members,  Snell Theatre

1:00 p.m. Preparing for University and Conservatory Auditions Dr. François Germain, Wakefield Recital Hall
From repertoire selection to acing your audition, Dr. Germain covers all the details of a successful college and conservatory admissions process.

3:30 Competition Final Round*, Helen M. Hosmer Hall
The Orchestra of Northern New York
Kenneth Andrews, Music Director and Conductor

*Tickets for the final round concert are available in Potsdam at Northern Music and Video and the CPS box office at SUNY Potsdam. Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors (62+), $10 for students, and children 12 and under are free. Tickets are also available by phone at 315-267-2277, or at


— About the Crane School of Music —

The Crane School of Music, one of three schools of SUNY Potsdam, consists of 550 undergraduate and 30 graduate students and a faculty of 70 teachers and professional staff in a college of 4,300 students and 250 faculty.

In January, 2007, Crane became an All-Steinway School with the purchase of 141 Steinway pianos, the largest single acquisition of new Steinway pianos in Steinway & Sons’ 154-year history.  The competition therefore exclusively uses Steinway pianos.