The Heddy Kilian Competition in Piano and Voice is an annual event offered by the New York State Music Teachers Association. It was established by the family of a devoted and respected musician from the Syracuse area to honor her work, and continues to be generously supported by her children. High school students in grades 10 through 12 are eligible to compete. Winners of the Competition are awarded a cash prize. First Place recipients are invited as well to perform on the Winners Recital held during the annual NYSMTA Conference. In the event the First Place winner is unable to participate on the Conference recital, the Honorable Mention recipient is invited. This competitive opportunity is a valuable one for our piano and voice students, providing them with an additional incentive for achievement and recognition as they conclude their year’s work.
This year's Kilian Competition will take place at Syracuse University on Sunday, May 19, 2013. For information regarding the 2013 Kilian Competition, please contact Dr. Gary Fisher. The Winners Recital, on which Kilian winners are invited to perform, will occur on Saturday afternoon, October 19, 2013 at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, at the 2013 NYSMTA Conference.
Competition guidelines/application form can be found here.