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2024 Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize Competition - Competitor Sign Up

  • 01 Jun 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • 24 Aug 2024
  • 11:59 PM
  • Ruthmere Game Room


  • Please email video audition to


Ruthmere Museum is proud to announce the 2024 Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize Competition. This competition seeks to discover the next piano virtuoso in the music world.


Preliminary Round: Deadline August 24, 2024 

Entrants for the Beardsley Competition are required to complete the Competition Registration Form and prepare a video audition, 8 to 15 minutes long, showcasing two contrasting musical styles or time periods. Video submissions via YouTube links are preferred.  Up to 6 Finalists will be selected. Entry fee of $25 per competitor.

Please email YouTube video auditions to Questions call 574-264-0330 ext. 107. 

Finals Round: Live Competition on September 21, 2024
Finalists will perform 15-20 minutes of music for the judging panel and the general public at the Ruthmere Game Room. Competition performances begin at Noon, with individual performance times yet to be determined. Tickets are available to the general public for just $5 per seat. Each finalist will receive $100. Second place receives $300, and Third place $200.

Grand Prize Winner’s Performance: October 17, 2024
Competition Winner is required to perform a full one-hour opening concert of the Ruthmere Fall Concert series at 7pm. Grand Prize winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 presented at the concert, and have his or her name displayed alongside the Beardsley Cup on permanent exhibit at Ruthmere. 



302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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