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The Terrace Hill Piano Competition

In 1986, the Terrace Hill Endowment for Musical Arts established the Terrace Hill Piano Competition. The competition is held annually at the Iowa PBS studios in Johnston, Iowa. The 2024 competition will be held on Saturday, February 10.

Junior Piano Competition

All entrants must be in grades 9-11. 

First-place, second-place, and third-place awards are courtesy of Jennon Caruth, Clarity Enrollment Solutions, Minneapolis: first-place, $250; second-place, $150; third-place, $100.

Senior Piano Competition

All entrants must be Iowa high school seniors. 

First-place, second-place, and third-place will each be awarded a scholarship over a two-year period to enroll as a piano major or minor at any Iowa college or university, with the winner receiving "The First Family of Iowa Scholarship." Scholarship amounts for 2023 are: first-place, $4,000; second-place, $2,000; third-place, $1,000.

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