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Marian Garcia 2016-17 Masterclass Participation

Audio Recording Submission Deadline:  October 10, 2016

High school and collegiate students who have applied to the Garcia competitions are eligible to participate in masterclasses with Christopher Guzman, Jose Mendez, Timothy Shafer, and Anton Nel. Performance spots on the masterclasses are limited. Therefore, an application and video audition is required for those who wish to be considered for participation.

Please submit a YouTube link on the application (linked below) demonstrating your performance of one or two works of your choice. These works may be the same or different from your competition repertoire. Your YouTube performance must include the piece(s) you wish to play in the masterclass.

Repertoire submitted for consideration must be from the standard piano literature and all works must be memorized. You will be notified of the results of your submission by October 17 via email.

Note: Masterclass assignments and schedules will be made at the discretion of the Penn State piano faculty. Students may only participate in one masterclass. Unfortunately, requests to work with specific masterclass clinicians cannot be guaranteed.

For more information, or questions about any part of the Garcia masterclasses, please call 814-863-4413 or email

To apply to participate in the masterclasses, click on masterclass application.