Department of Music

Hyatt Piano Competition

The 2nd Annual Hyatt Piano Competition

Date:  November 18 (Saturday), 2023

Time:  9 a.m.

Location:  LeBaron Recital Hall, University of Montevallo

Eligibility: The Hyatt Piano Competition is open to pianists in grades 9 through 12.

Application Fee: $65 (non-refundable)

Application Deadline:  October 9, 2023


  • 1st Place:  $500 and Hyatt Piano Scholarship
  • 2nd Place:  $200
  • 3rd Place:  $100
  • The first-place winner from the previous competition cannot participate in the following year’s competition.
  • Winners must participate in Winners’ Concert on December 2 (Saturday), 2023 at 2 p.m.

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Repertoire Requirement:

  • Select compositions (2-3) from at least two contrasting periods of music:
    • Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic or Contemporary
  • Memorization is required for all the pieces.
  • Maximum performance time is twenty minutes.
  • Order of program is determined by the student.

For more information: Contact Dr. Eun-Hee Park at

The Winners of 2022 Hyatt Piano Competition:

  • 1st place:  Darrina Johnson, Alabama School of Fine Arts (Teacher:  Dr. Lucy DeSa)
  • 2nd place:  Ian Shen, Alabama School of Fine Arts (Teacher Dr. Kevin Chance)
  • 3rd place:  Victoria Kim, Indian Springs School (Teacher:  Dr. Hye Sook Jung)
  • Honorable Mention:  Magnus Eck, Northside Methodist Academy (Teacher:  Rhenella Smith)