Berkley-Pendell Piano Scholarship Competition
Berkley-Pendell Piano Scholarship Competition

Berkley-Pendell Piano Scholarship Competition


In 1986, sister ISMTA chapters established the Berkley-Pendell Scholarship Fund in honour of the founding members of the original chapter, Helen Berkley of Winfield, IL, and Verona Pendell of West Chicago, IL.  Currently the following ISMTA chapters sponsor and participate in the Fund's activities:  Naperville, Salt Creek, Waubonsee, and West Suburban.


The purpose of the Berkley-Pendell Scholarship Fund is to encourage and promote the cause of great music, and via its sponsorship of this annual competition, to foster emerging pianistic artistry and youth.  The participating chapters jointly sponsor the annual piano competition for students whose teachers are active members of the participating chapters.  The winners of each division are awarded cash prizes, and invited to perform at a special concert, and receive additional honors and recognition.

Competition Date

April 23, 2017

Competition Location

The 2017 Berkley-Pendell Piano Competition will be held at the most accessible and beautiful North Central College in Naperville, Illinois:  Wentz Fine Arts Center & Koten Chapel

Joint Winners Recital

April 29, 2017

Gary United Methodist Church

224 S. Main St.

Wheaton, Illinois


Teacher Eligibility Description
BP Tchr Eligblty '17.pdf
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Teacher Information Form
BP Tchr Info '17.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [196.8 KB]
Student Eligibility Information
BP Stdnt Elig '17.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [357.3 KB]
Student Entry Form
BP Stdnt Entry '17.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [237.9 KB]
Evaluation Form
BP Stdnt Eval Form '17.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [233.4 KB]
Music/Repertoire Requirements
BP Mus Reqrmnts '17.pdf
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