Application Fee is $40.00.

Contestants must be a resident of New Mexico.

Age will be determined as of January 1st 2020. Contestants may enter only one category.

Audition time will be e-mailed 7-10 days prior to the competition.


Contestants must check in no later than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled audition time. Contestants who fail to check in or are late will be disqualified.


No special requests will be allowed.

All decisions of the Judges are final.


Maximum times for Categories: Category I (6 minutes); Category II (8 minutes); Category III-IV (10 minutes).


Applications and payments must be received by Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. Fees are non-refundable.


One of the main objectives of this competition is to encourage each young pianist to continue studying piano and to constantly strive to improve their performing ability.   Consequently, every participant in the Dennis Alexander Piano Competition receives a medal, a piece of signed music from Mr. Alexander, a certificate of participation, along with constructive comments from all three judges.

Prize winners receive a trophy, a cash award, and will be expected to perform at the "Winner's Concert" on Sunday afternoon, March 8th.  Exact location will be announced at a future date.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are required to perform a composition determined by the judges. Honorable mention winners may perform at the discretion of the judges.