2022 Chicago International Music Competition and Festival

The 2022 Chicago International Music Competition is thrilled to announce that we will have an online competition and in-person festival this year. Our fantastic jury and festival faculty will include some of the greatest pianists and artist-teachers in the world such as Veda Kaplinsky, Boris Slutsky, Hie-Yon Choi, Yoshikazu Nagai, among many others.

Although our lives are still being disrupted by the coronavirus, the CIMC remains committed to the development of talent. The 2022 Chicago International Music Competition will remain in an online format. The total prize money for the 2022 competition will exceed $25,000! This year we will offer many more special prizes as well as prizes for each age group. The application deadline is May 8, 2022. The competition results will be announced on our website on June 12, 2022

The 2022 CIMC festival will be hosted in-person at Wheaton College, Chicago, from July 16-22. Festival participants will have private lessons, concerts, interactive lectures, and workshops with our world-renowned faculty. In additional to the in-person festival, we are also offering an online festival that replicates the experience and offers the exact same content for participants who cannot attend the festival in-person.

Please join the 2022 Chicago International Music Competition and Festival! Apply today!

Contact Us

  • Phone: 1-785-764-3527
  • Email: cimc2018@gmail.com
  • Website: cimcusa.org
  • Organizer:International Institute of Piano Artistry
  • Co-organizers:Wheaton College and Milan Conservatory
  • Address:750 Commerce Plaza II Building 7400 West 110th Street, Overland Park KS 66210-2362 USA