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2023 Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize Competition - Competitor Sign Up

  • 10 Feb 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • 19 Aug 2023
  • 11:59 PM
  • Ruthmere Game Room
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  • Please email video audition to

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Ruthmere Museum is proud to announce the 2023 Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize Competition. This competition seeks to discover the next piano virtuoso in the music world.


Preliminary Round: Deadline August 12, 2023 (Deadline extended to August 19, 11:59pm, or until field is filled at 6 competitors, whichever comes first)

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 9, 2023
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 12, 2023
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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