Schedule: July 28th, 2018--August 4th, 2018
Registration Date: Saturday, July, 28
--Dinner at Wheaton College
--Dorm check-in will be available ca. 3pm
Registration Date: Sunday, July, 29
--All Participants must register in person at Wheaton College
--tour of facilities and practice rooms
--organizational meeting to discuss schedule of competition and daily activities
--Evening concert featuring members of the jury
Competition Date: Monday, July, 30
--Final round begins
--All participants will follow the timetable to perform in the scheduled concert halls
Festival Dates: Tuesday, July 31-August 3
Festival: July 31, Tuesday: Workshops, private lessons and student concerts
Festival: August 1st, Wednesday: Workshops, private lessons and student concerts
Festival: Thursday, August 2nd: Workshops, private lessons, and Winners Concert at PianoForte
Festival: Friday, August 3rd: Workshops, private lessons and student concerts and Closing Ceremony in the evening
Departure date: Saturday, August 4th (breakfast is provided)
1. In the absence of assigned competition/festival activity, participants may travel to Chicago on their own.
2. Participants can take Amtrak to Chicago for a city tour when they do not have to participate in a concert or master class. IIPA will provide each competitor and parent a city pass for a three-day tour of Chicago. This pass covers tickets to all the attractions in Chicago, including parks, museums, aquariums, zoos, LEGOLAND, amusement parks, the world's third tallest building, the Sears Tower, and Chicago Tour Cruises.
3. Each participant will receive: three private lessons with a member of the jury, participation in three workshops, perform in one student concert, attend the opening gala concert, and receive a student concert DVD. Participants may arrange a three-day Chicago tour on their own. Participants may watch master classes of other students at any time.
4. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian to participate in the competition. In the absence of a parent at the competition/festival, parents must sign a medical release waiver for their child in case of emergency.
A. $1100 per participant, Commuters only
Three private lesson fees, counselor fees, facilities rental costs, performance DVD recording costs, Airport bus shuttle fee, safety fee during contest period.
B. $1900 per person, Festival only
8 days/7 nights room and board, master class fees, private lesson fee, translation fees, counselor fees, Chicago city pass costs, facilities rental costs, performance DVD recording costs, Airport bus shuttle fee, safety fee during contest period.
C. $1900 per accompanying guardian / family member
The costs include: 8 days/7 room and board, counselor fees, Chicago city pass, Airport bus shuttle fee, safety fee during contest period.
D. $2300 Per Participant
The costs include: 8 days/7 room and board, private lesson fee, judges fees, master class fees, private lesson translation fees, counselor fees, Chicago city pass, competition facilities rental costs, DVD recording costs, Airport bus shuttle fee, safety fee during contest period.