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

Student Eligibility



1.  Eligible students must be in grade 12 or lower of the current academic year.
2.  The student must have studied for at least six months with the current teacher

     who must be an active member of one of the four participating West Suburban

3.  A student may NOT be a FINALIST in any other MTNA contest during the

     current school year.
4.  Students may enter the same Division of the Competition in two consecutive

     years providing they did NOT win first place in the Division during the

     preceding year.
5.  To be eligible, all students must have fulfilled at least one of the following:

     a.  appear in one recital sponsored by an ISMTA Joint West Suburban group,

          prior to the competition deadline (SEE RECITAL DATES BELOW);
     b.  appear in one master class sponsored by an ISMTA Joint West Suburban

          group, prior to the competition deadline; or, 
     c.  participate in the AiM program, prior to the end of the current school year.

     Important:  A recital program, AiM score sheet copy, or proof of

     master class participation must accompany each student's application.


NOTE: Since the split of the West Suburban Group, there has been reciprocity between the groups for workshops, recital, and any other projects as needed.  Thus, it is acceptable for a student to perform in a recital sponsored by any of the participating Joint MTNA Association Groups.  Although teachers who are cross-registering students in another group's program are not required to be dues-paying members of that local association, they must pay the group's regularly established fee for participation in the recital event.

2016-2017 Chapter Recital Dates


October 23, 2016 (enrollment deadline October 1)

February 26, 2017 (enrollment deadline February 4)

For details, see


Salt Creek

November 20, 2016 (enrollment deadline November 6)

February 12, 2017 (enrollment deadline January 25)

April 23, 2017 (enrollment deadline April 9, beyond the competition deadline)

For details, see


Waubonsee Valley 

October 23, 2016 (enrollment deadline October 12)

February 12, 2017 (enrollment deadline February 3)

For details, see


West Suburban

December 4, 2016 (enrollment deadline November 20)

February 5, 2017 (enrollment deadline January 22)

March 5, 2017 (enrollment deadline February 19)

April 9, 2017 (enrollment deadline March 26, beyond the competition deadline)

Mah 7, 2017 (enrollment deadline April 23, beyond the competition deadline)

For details, see 



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
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Student Eligibility Information
BP Stdnt Elig '17.pdf
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Student Entry Form
BP Stdnt Entry '17.pdf
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Evaluation Form
BP Stdnt Eval Form '17.pdf
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Music/Repertoire Requirements
BP Mus Reqrmnts '17.pdf
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