The Cliburn

2015 Junior Competition Application

Please read the complete rules and requirements and repertoire guidelines before beginning your application.

Applications are due on Friday, January 9, 2015, with no exceptions. Applicants may save work on their application without submitting, so that they can add to and review before final submission. Applications cannot be submitted until all information is complete.


Any questions about eligibility, repertoire, the application process, or the application should be directed to Sandra Doan, director of artistic planning, at, or by phone at +1.817.738.6536.


Our Mission

It is the mission of the Cliburn to advance classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs, and concert series embody an enduring commitment to artistic excellence and the discovery of young artists.



The Cliburn is a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors, elected for a four year term. It is sustained by the generous support from individuals, foundations, corporations, the tireless efforts of volunteers, and embraced by the community of Fort Worth. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is a proud member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.


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