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Marian Garcia 2016 Masterclass Participation

Audio Recording Submission Deadline:  December 15, 2015

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

The pre-screening recording from the YouTube link will be used to determine masterclass participants. Your YouTube performance must include the piece(s) you wish to play in the masterclass. (This recording can also be used in applying to the Garcia competitions, if desired.)

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 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.