California
  • The 1st American Paderewski Piano Competition Los Angeles, California, USA (5/26/2010-5/29/2010) Age: 16-32 Deadline: 3/1/2010 Paderewski Music Society 8504 Independence Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91304 Tel: (818)885-8490 Fax: (818)885-8490 Email: paderewski.music.society@ijpaderewski.org
  • AVSOMC Bach Competition Lancaster, California, USA (1/24/2009) Age: 0-18 Deadline: 1/9/2009 Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra Master Chorale 3041 W. Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536-5426 Tel: (661)722-6300 Fax: (661)772-6390
  • AVSOMC Gail Newby Concerto Competition Lancaster, California, USA (1/25/2009) Age: 0-25 Deadline: 1/9/2009 Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra Master Chorale 3041 W. Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536-5426 Tel: (661)722-6300 Fax: (661)772-6390
  • The 1st Berkeley Piano Competition Berkeley, California, USA (4/2/2008-4/6/2008) Age: Deadline: 2/15/2008 Department of Music, Morrison Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1200 Email: dmoroney@berkeley.edu
  • Bronislaw Kaper Awards Los Angeles, California, USA (2/16/2010) Age: 0-17 Deadline: 12/14/2009 Los Angeles Philharmonic 151 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tel: (213)972-3454 Email: education@laphil.org
  • The 12th California International Young Artist Competition Escondido, California, USA (2012)-biennial:piano Age: 0-25 Deadline: California Center for the Arts, Escondido POBox 301154, Escondido, CA 92030 Tel: (760)580-0518 Email: ciyac@cox.net
  • The 8th CCCO Concerto Award Martinez, California, USA (2008)-annual Age: No Age Limit Deadline: Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra POBox 3087 Walnut Creek, CA 94598 E-mail: info@cccorch.org
  • The 35th CMS Instrumental Competition Carmel, California, USA (5/21/2011)-annual Age: 18-30 Deadline: 2/15/2011 Carmel Music Society POBox 22783, Carmel, CA 93922 Tel: (831)625-9938 Email: carmelmusic@sbcglobal.net
  • CMTANC Youth Music Competition California, USA (5/15/2007-6/2/2007) Age: 0-17 Deadline: 4/20/2007 Chinese Music Teachers' Association of Northern California POBox 3382, Saratoga, CA 95070 Tel: (408)866-5253 or (510)494-1488 Email: CMTANC@Yahoo.com
  • CYS Young Artist Competition Palo Alto, California, USA (4/3/2010) Age: 0-18 Deadline: 3/16/2010 California Youth Symphony 441 California Avenue #5 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Tel: (650)325-6666 Fax: (650)325-1243 Email: californiayouthsymphony@gmail.com
  • DSO Youth Artist Competition Walnut Creek, California, USA-annual Age: Deadline: Diablo Symphony Orchestra 904 Carl Road, Lafayette, CA 94549 Tel: (925)944-1261 Email: wendy_reynolds@hotmail.com
  • FeBland Foundation Piano Competition Santa Barbara, California, USA (6/9/2001-6/10/2001) Age: 18-25 Deadline: FeBland Foundation POBox 41114, Santa Barbara, CA 93140
  • Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition Gilroy, California, USA (3/1/2008) Age: 11-18 Deadline: 2/10/2008 Galvilan College 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, CA 95020 Tel: (408)848-4794 Email: amarques@gavilan.edu
  • Glendale Piano Competition Glendale, California, USA (4/24/2010) Age: 10-18 Deadline: 3/19/2010 Elvin Samuel McGaughey Music Foundation Tel: (818)572-2399 Email: esmmf2007@gmail.com
  • The 42nd FSO Young Artist Competition Fremont, California, USA (1/10/2009)-annual Age: 0-23 Deadline: 12/13/2008 Fremont Symphony Orchestra POBox 104, Fremont, CA, 84537 Tel: (510)794-1659 Fax: (510)794-1658 Email: fremontsymphony@aol.com
  • Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition (See Virginia Waring International Piano Competition)
  • The 12th International Russian Music Piano Competition San Jose, California, USA (6/3/2011-6/12/2011)-annual Age: 6-30 Deadline: POBox 20246 San Jose, CA 95120 Tel: (408)927-7686 Fax: (408)978-7664 Email: info@russianmusiccompetition.com
  • Jose Iturbi International Music Competition Los Angeles, California, USA (6/9/2013-6/15/2013) Age: 18-35 Deadline: 4/1/2013 UCLA - 2539 Schoenberg Music Building Box 951616, Los Angeles CA 90095-1616 Email: mlands@iturbifoundation.com
  • KIMF Competition Los Angeles, California, USA (4/23/2007-4/24/2007) Age: 18-30 Deadline: 1/31/2007 Korean International Music Foundation 3530 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 380, Los Angeles, CA 90010 Tel: (213)351-0707 Email: sophie@ncccapital.com
  • KSO Young Soloist Competition Kensington, California, USA Age: 0-18 Deadline: Kensington Symphony Orchestra Tel: (510)251-2031
  • Kern County Young Artists Concerto Competition Bakersfield, California, USA (4/30/2005)-annual Age: Deadline: Bakersfield College Music Department Tel: (661)395-4546
  • La Jolla Symphomy & Chorus Young Artists Competition La Jolla, California, USA (1/9/2011)-annual Age: 14-24 Deadline: 12/31/2010 La Jolla Symphomy & Chorus 9500 Gilman Drive, UCSD 0361, La Jolla, CA 92093-0361 Tel: (619)534-4637 Fax: (858)534-9947 Email: boxoffice@lajollasymphony.com
  • The 34th LAS Competition for Young Musicians Livermore, California, USA (10/29/2006) Age: 0-17 Deadline: 10/8/2006 Livermore-Amador Symphony POBox 1049, Livermore, CA 94551-1049 Tel: (925)447-1947 Email: info@livamsymph.org
  • The 11th Los Angeles Liszt Competition Los Angeles, California, USA (11/20/2010-11/21/2010)-biennial Age: 12-35 Deadline: 10/10/2010 8260 Youngdale Rd. San Gabriel, CA 91775 Tel: (626)286-4593 Email: Leloed@gmail.com
  • MTAC Piano Solo/Concerto Competitions North (4/23/2005), South (4/10/2005), California, USA Age: 0-24 Deadline: 3/5/2005 North: 295 Pebble Creek Court, Morgan Hills, CA 95037 South: 3017 N. Milagro way, Fullerton, CA 92835 Tel: (408)779-8644 or (714)525-9320 Fax: (714)525-9320 Email: musicdoc44@yahoo.com or swabe@hotmail.com
  • Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition Santa Barbara, California, USA (7/9/2005) Age: Deadline: Music Academy of the West 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2899 Tel: (805)969-4726 Fax: (805)969-0686 Email: festival@musicacademy.org
  • OEBS Young Artist Competition Oakland, California, USA (2011)-annual Age: 10-22 Deadline: 5/10/2011 Oakland East Bay Symphony 400 29th St, Suite 501, Oakland, CA 94609 Tel: (510)444-0802 Fax: (510)444-0863 Email: admin@oebs.org
  • Pacific Musical Society Junior Auxillary Competition San Francisco, California, USA (2/21/2010)-annual Age: 6-21 Deadline: 2/1/2010 Pacific Musical Society 1071 Hatteras Court, Foster City, CA 94404 Tel: (650)349-8180 Fax: (650)341-5469 Email: esunahara@pacificmusical.com
  • PAP COncerto Movement Competition Palo Alto, California, USA (2/26/2011) Age: 0-18 Deadline: 12/31/2010 Palo Alto Philharmonic 2085 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 Tel: (408)395-2911 Email: info@paphil.org
  • Ivo Pogorelich International Solo Piano Competition Pasadena, California, USA-triennial Age: Deadline: C/O Ambassador Foundation 300 W. Green St. Pasadena, CA 91129 Tel: (818)304-6166
  • The 4th Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition and Festival Los Angeles, California, USA (6/12/2011-6/22/2011)-triennial Age: 18-30 Deadline: 3278 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1003, Los Angeles, CA, 90010 Tel: (310)356-8060 Fax: (213)325-2118 Email: info@rachfest.org
  • The 1st Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition and Festival Los Angeles, California, USA (5/21/2012-5/27/2012)-triennial Age: 0-16 Deadline: 3/1/2012 3278 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1003, Los Angeles, CA, 90010 Tel: (310)356-8060 Fax: (213)325-2118 Email: info@rachfest.org
  • RHSO Young Artists Competition Whittier, California, USA (2/3/2007)-annual Age: 0-26 Deadline: 1/11/2007 Rio Hondo Symphony Association POBox 495, Whittier, CA 90608 Tel: (562)631-5262 Email: youngartistscompetition@gmail.com
  • The 10th Annual San Francisco Chopin Competition for Young Pianists San Francisco, California, USA (6/4/2005)-annual Age: 9-15 Deadline: 4/16/2005 Chopin Council of San Francisco POBox 292, Moraga, CA 94556 Tel: (415)474-2626 or (925)247-0894 Fax: (415)474-7149 Email: ChopinSF@aol.com
  • San Francisco Concerto Orchestra International Competitions for Musicians San Francisco, California, USA (2007) Age: 0-18 Deadline: San Francisco Concerto Orchestra POBox 108, Nicasio, CA 94946-0108 Tel: (415)362-6080 Email: Seth@SFConcerto.org
  • SJYS Young Artist Concerto Competition San Jose, California, USA (2011)-annual Age: 15-19 Deadline: 1/20/2011 San Jose Youth Symphony 595 Park Avenue, Suite 302, San Jose, CA 95110 Tel: (408)885-9220 Fax: (408)885-9230 Email: sjys@sjys.org
  • Santa Barbara Symphony Young Artist Award Santa Barbara, California, USA-annual Age: 18-25 Deadline: Santa Barbara Symphony 1900 State St. #G, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Tel/Fax: (805)898-9626 Email: info@thesymphony.org
  • The 1st Roger Torrison International Piano Competition Chico, California, USA (9/1/2001-3/2/2002) Age: 0-29 Deadline: 12/31/2001 Department of Music/California State University-Chico Chico, CA 95929-0805 Tel: (530)898-6084 Email: competition@maestro-foundation.org
  • Robert Turner Piano Concerto Competition Los Angeles, California, USA (2/2011) Age: 0-18 Deadline: 1/16/2011 Western Music foundation Tel: (310)828-5130 Email: dhhow@musette.org
  • The 19th United States Open Music Competition Oakland, California, USA (2/13/2011-2/18/2011)-annual Age: No Age Limit Deadline: 10/10/2010 PMB #418, 6114 La Salle Ave., Oakland, CA 94611 Tel: (510)843-8686 Fax: (510)483-1831 Email: info@usomc.org
  • Virginia Waring International Piano Competition Palm Desert, California, USA (3/28/2009-4/5/2009) Age: 18-35 Deadline: 10/15/2008 43-500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Tel: (760)773-2575 Fax: (760)776-0168 Email: info@vwipc.org
  • Virginia Waring International Piano Competition (Junior and Intermediate) Palm Desert, California, USA (3/27/2011-4/3/2011) Age: 0-17 Deadline: 10/15/2010 43-500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Tel: (760)773-2575 Fax: (760)776-0168 Email: info@vwipc.org
  • The 2nd Young Artist Competition Idyllwild, California, USA (12/4/1996-12/8/1996) Age: 0-18 Deadline: 10/12/1996 Tel: (909)654-2171 ext.371
  • The 8th Young Artists International Audition Los Angeles, California, USA (7/20/2006-8/10/2006) Age: Deadline: 1/1/2006 Young Artists International, Inc. 2430 Apollo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90046-1628 USA Tel: (310)281-3303 Fax: (323)969-8742 Email: info@YoungArtists.org
  • Young Musicians Competition Nevada City, California, USA (4/29/2006-5/6/2006) Age: 7-18 Deadline: 3/27/2006 Music in the Mountains-YMC POBox 1451, Nevada City, CA 95959. Tel: (530)265-6173
  • Young Musicians Foundation Debut Competition Los Angeles, California, USA (3/20/2006)-annual Age: 0-26 Deadline: 2/28/2006 Young Musicians Foundation 195 South Beverly Drive, Suite 414, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Tel: (310)859-7668 Fax: (310)859-1365 Email: info@ymf.org
  • Young Musician's Performance Competition Peninsula, California, USA-annual Age: 0-28 Deadline: Peninsula Symphony POBox 2602 Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 Tel: (310)544-0320 Fax: (310)544-0477 Email: music.pensym@verizon.net
  • The 24th Young Pianists' Beethoven Competition San Jose, California, USA (4/18/2010)-annual Age: 15-18 Deadline: 3/1/2010 The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies/San Jose State University One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0171 Tel: (408)978-2212 Fax: (408)924-4715 Email: lvb@email.sjsu.edu