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Conservatory of Music
Frank Wiens
Conservatory of Music
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton CA, 95211

Henry and Carol Zeiter Piano Competition

California high school students (grades 9-12) are invited to participate in the Henry and Carol Zeiter Piano Competition at University of the Pacific on January 12, 2019. 

Prizes include cash awards donated by Henry and Carol Zeiter:
First Prize: $1,000
Second Prize: $750
Third Prize: $500
Any seniors auditioning in the live competition can use said audition as their required audition to Pacific Conservatory.
Merit scholarships may be available to selected admitted seniors.

Competition Schedule

Dec. 14, 2018 Submit application, fee and recordings
Dec. 14 - Jan. 5 Preliminary auditions based on submitted recordings
By Jan. 5, 2019 Live audition contestants selected and notified
Jan. 12, 2019 Live auditions/public recital

For more information, contact  Frank Wiens or call 209.946.2495.

Preliminary Auditions:

  1. Application form (download here)
  2. $40 entry fee (non-refundable): check or money order payable to University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music and attached to application. Postmark deadline for submission of applications is Friday, December 14, 2018
  3. Recording of 2 of the 3 works uploaded to: YouTube (unlisted), Dropbox, or Soundcloud. Email link(s) with your name to


The solo works selected for the preliminary auditions should represent three of the following style periods:

  • Baroque
  • Classical
  • Romantic
  • Impressionist/Contemporary

Live Auditions/Public Recital

Live auditions for the 15-18 finalists will be in the form of a public recital on January 12, 2019.

  • Contestants will each perform for up to 15 minutes, including portions of all 3 works.
  • All repertoire in the live auditions must be performed from memory.
  • All contestants should bring a copy of the scores for each work to the competition.
  • Three cash prizes will be awarded.
  • Four contestants who were not chosen as competition winners will be invited to perform on January 12, during the master classes given by Dr. Sonia Leong and Frank Wiens.


For information about housing during the competition or about the area transportation, please contact Frank Wiens or at 209.946.2495.


Frank Wiens
Frank Wiens, Piano Program Director and Professor of Piano

Sonia Leong
Sonia Leong, D.M., Lecturer in Piano