See the Piano Syllabus for entry categories.
Our piano adjudicator for 2020 is Dan Wardrope.
Wardrope is an active composer, producer, clinician and instructor. His album of original compositions receives radio airplay across North America including regular play on CBC radio. His students have won many prestigious awards and scholarships and many have continued on to professional teaching careers. Other students have developed successful professional performing careers in music including a major record label signing with Virgin Records, another with EMI Records, a Juno Award, as well as many television and radio performances. His students have won auditions to perform for international concert pianists Janina Fialkowska, Angela Cheng, Stephen Lemelin and Lang Lang. For twenty two consecutive years, Dan’s advanced students have hosted, performed and sold out a benefit concert which has raised support for organizations such as the B.C. Cancer Foundation, World Vision, Free the Children and Hope International Development Agency. Wardrope has directed and produced the recording of many commercial projects spanning a wide range of genres including classical, pop, jazz, and choral music. He is also the author of the student handbook “Practicing With Creative Discipline: 100 Practice Ideas For the Pianist”.
Dan spends time teaching workshops and adjudicating festivals across Canada as a member of the Canadian Music Federation Adjudicators Association. He is also a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music College of Examiners and has conducted examinations for the Carnegie Hall Achievement Program. He has also served as a mentor examiner in the United States. Mr. Wardrope teaches a private music studio with an extensive waiting list in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.