Tuition Options


If you attended the 2019 East/West International Piano Festival, you are eligible to receive a $200 USD discount from your tuition IF YOU APPLY PRIOR TO MAY 1, 2020!

2020 East/West International Piano Festival Tuition: $3,100 USD

Tuition and Fees include:
• 5 full individual lessons with requested teachers
• 4 coachings for piano ensemble assignments
• Opportunities to perform in master classes with other faculty members
• Opportunities to perform in student closing ensemble recital and solo recital
• Participation in all given lectures
• Free attendance to all recitals and concerts
• Room and Board at the Myongji University dormitories for the duration of the Festival (Two students are assigned to each room. If a student requests a single room, there is an additional charge of $600 due at the time of application.)
• Free access to all practice facilities

A parent or guardian must accompany any students accepted under the age of 18 years.
Students are responsible for making their own individual travel arrangements to/from the Festival.

*The Festival will not be responsible for any individual medical expenses.

Observer's Fee: $700 USD

The Observer's Fee is intended for any individual who wishes to only attend the master classes, lectures, and concerts of the Festival.

The Observer does not participate in private lessons or perform in the recital events for the students. The fee for the 2020 Festival is $700 US, plus the $100 US application fee.

These fees do not apply to teachers or parents of students attending the Festival. Also, this fee does not include lodging accommodations. If available, the cost for the food and dormitory lodging for a single room is $1050 USD, or a shared room (2 persons to a room) is $800 USD.

Parent's Fee: $800 USD

The Parent Fee is intended to cover the full cost to the single parent for the dormitory room (shared with the child) and the food for the duration of the Festival. The fee is $800 US.

Tuition Only: $2,350 USD

"Tuition Only" is intended for the student who wishes to find his/her own accommodations and food for the duration of the Festival, but participates in all of the activities of the Festival. The fee is $2350 US., plus the $100 US application fee.


The preferred payment option is VENMO (for U.S. Payments) OR Personal or Bank Check sent to the official competition address: 12305 North Fox Den Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934, USA. If you prefer to wire/transfer the funds (in excess of $500 USD), please direct to:

Dr. David Northington
East/West international Piano Festival
Account #1000173332833
Electronic Routing #061000104
Swift Code: SNTRUS3A

If the Personal/Bank Check option is selected, payment MUST arrive prior to the JUNE 15, 2020 deadline. The preferred option for Chinese payments is through direct bank transfer of funds.

Please make VENMO payments to: David-Northington-3

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