Edward Auer Piano Workshop

Workshop faculty

Edward Auer is professor of music in piano at the IU Jacobs School of Music. Widely recognized as one of the leading interpreters of the music of Frédéric Chopin, his former annual Edward Auer Chopin Class was the seed for today’s broader workshop series.

Junghwa Moon Auer joined the faculty at Roosevelt University in 2017. She and her husband, Edward Auer, have been performing as a duo for the past 13 years in numerous cities in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, and Korea.

Peter Bithell has been a professor at London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 1987. He gives regular master classes, notably in Spain, and has served on the juries of several international piano competitions.

Hung-Kwan Chen has been on the faculty at The Juilliard School, both in the college and the Pre-College Division, since 2014. He is a former faculty member of Boston University, the New England Conservatory, and the Shanghai Conservatory, and has been a visiting professor at Yale since 2010.

Richard Goode has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of classical and romantic music. In regular performances with major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following.

Veda Kaplinsky has been a faculty member at The Juilliard School since 1993, chair of its piano department since 1997, and Susan W. Rose Chair since 2000. She has been a Juilliard Pre-College faculty member since 1993 and artistic director of the division since 2007.

Emile Naoumoff is associate professor of music in piano at the IU Jacobs School of Music, where he has been on faculty since 1998. He is an avid composer of French melodies and is known for his mastery in transcribing music for the piano.

Pianist Joseph Patrych is also a conductor, choral singer, and recording producer. He is owner of Martin Patrych Memorial Studios in New York City and has also worked as a freelance producer for numerous prominent record companies.

Matti Raekallio has been a member of The Juilliard School faculty since 2007, where teaches in both the college and the Pre-College Division. His first position was at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he taught for 30 years.

Susan Wadsworth founded Young Concert Artists, Inc. in 1961. This unique non-profit organization has launched the careers of many of today’s most illustrious musicians, including pianists Murray Perahia and Emanuel Ax, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, soprano Julia Bullock, and composer Mason Bates, among others.

How to apply

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Information for all applicants

  • Maximum of 25 participants (determined by recorded audition)
  • This program does not offer scholarships. Only full payment will secure your position (a limited amount of merit-based scholarship aid is available for exceptionally promising applicants).
  • Late applications will be accepted on the basis of available space.
  • There is a $200.00 cancellation fee for refunded tuition (this includes the $70 non-refundable registration fee).

Register for 2020 online workshop

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Fees summer 2020

Pre-registration fee: $70
Online participant tuition: $800
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Audition and application deadline: June 17, 2020
Fees due: July 7
Applications for merit awards will be considered if submitted by May 17, 2020.
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Required forms

Please download and fill out the code of conduct and liability agreement form and return it to the office of Pre-College and Summer Programs by July 1.

  • E-mail: Please scan the signed form and send it to _Box_He.lfo1oz8sgcy01s28@u.box.com or to musicsp@indiana.edu
  • Fax: (812) 855-4936
  • Mail:
    Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs
    IU Jacobs School of Music
    1201 East Third Street, Merrill Hall 006
    Bloomington, IN 47405

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Audition requirements

Participant applicants must send a 15 minute recording (CD or DVD) of any repertoire. Please send the recordings to by youtube link to the director and coordinator at theauerconcerts@gmail.com

  • All Recordings must be RECEIVED by the application deadline of June 17.
  • Upon receipt of the audition recording link and online pre-registration fee, participant applicants will be notified within 1 week whether they have been chosen as a participant.

Participants intending to enter the Chamber Music Competition and Solo Competition should submit their concerto choice in their application.
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Refund and cancellation policy

Cancellations must be made in writing to the Director, cc' the Office of Special Programs, and are subject to the following deadlines and fees;

-Cancellations prior to 5 days before arrival incur a $200 cancellation penalty (this includes the $70 non-refundable registration fee plus processing fees). Any remaining fees paid (minus the $200 cancellation charge) will be refunded.

-Cancellations less than 5 days prior to arrival will not receive a refund except in the case of a documented emergency.

-No refunds will be offered for dismissal due to violation of Edward Auer Piano Workshop, Indiana University, state, or federal rules, early departure due to homesickness; voluntary withdrawal or temporary absence.

When circumstances necessitating withdrawal are beyond the student’s control (e.g., serious illness, or death in the student’s family), exceptions to the above policy may be made on the recommendation of the Directors.
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The Jacobs School of Music reserves the right to cancel a workshop if enrollment is not met. Participants will be informed 2 weeks before the start of the workshop and receive a full refund.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution. Indiana University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students who believe that they are eligible for an accommodation should contact Disabled Student Services at (812) 855-7578, or TDD: (812) 855-7654.