Wideman Piano Competition returns to Hurley School of Music December 3-5

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary’s Hurley School of Music is proud to host the Wideman International Piano Competition during its 70th anniversary year. The competition will run December 3 through 5 in Hurley’s Anderson Auditorium.

Thirty participants from across the country will compete in the Wideman Competition. The competition was founded in 1950 by the late Nena Plant Wideman, a prominent Shreveport piano teacher, concert pianist, and member of the Centenary College piano faculty, and by the late John Shenaut, conductor and founder of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.

The first rounds of competition will be held Friday, December 3, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Finale performances for the competition will be Sunday, December 5, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the finales on Sunday will be $10. Proof of vaccination (or 48-hour negative COVID test) is required for entry, and all attendees must wear masks.

More information about the Wideman Competition is available at widemanpianocompetition.com.


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