Local piano students mix and mingle with their peers at the Institute through the Piano Pals program, sponsored by Kaulig Giving. Through this program, local students and Institute participants will learn from each other and forge new international friendships. Students will get to know each other as pen pals, meet and mingle at social outings, and encourage each other to learn and grow as young pianists.
Registration is now closed.
Education and Community Lead Lauren Schneider will reach out to you shortly after registration to determine which events and activities you’d like to attend.
How Does It Work?
Participants have exclusive access to a variety of social events and performances that build connections between local piano students and Competition and Institute participants across Northeast Ohio.
Open to students between the ages of 11 – 18.
$30 registration fee per participant.
- Participate in as many or as few activities as you’d like
- Receive a commemorative t-shirt
- Discount codes available for parents who attend concerts
- Opportunity to award prizes during the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists as a “Junior Jury” member
What Is Included?
Concerts & Performances
Piano Pals participants have the opportunity to volunteer at or attend the following performances.
Piano Pals participants are invited to observe the following masterclasses at Mixon Hall at CIM
Special Opportunity to Serve on Junior Jury
Learn from our CIPC for Young Artists jurors about what it takes to be a jury member and what the pros are listening for during the Final Round performances. You’ll even be able to award a prize! Piano Pals participants will be eligible to be a part of the Junior Jury by attending the following required events.