2015 Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, May 21st

  • Friday, May 22nd

  • Saturday, May 23rd

    • 9:00am
      The Preliminary Eliminations for Regular Division players begin at 9am and continue all day. Juniors play in the mix determined by a drawing for order of play along with the adults. Junior champ is crowned about 5pm and up to 10 Regular Division players advance to the Sunday afternoon competitions.
    • 11:45am
      Two 20-minute silent film reels with live piano accompaniment from Adam Swanson.
    • 5:45pm
      Enjoy a delicious dinner while Ethan Uslan, the 2014 World Champion, entertains at the keyboard.
    • 7:30pm
      An hour and a half of sing-along from contest songbooks with special guest Paul Asaro.
  • Sunday, May 24th

    • 9:30am
      Topic: Master Class for piano players
    • 10:45am
      Annual Meeting of the Old-Time Music Preservation Association
      Up to ten Regular Division contestants compete in the Semi-Finals and five in the Finals.
    • 1:00pm
      Up to ten Regular Division contestants compete in the Semi-Finals and five in the Finals.
    • 7:00pm
      Party Room Opens
      Following the competitions and crowning of the 2015 Regular Division champion, the musical party room opens for those who prefer tunes over dinner and likely continue long into the evening.
  • Monday, May 25th

    • 8:00 - 10:00am
      Load your plate at the Embassy Suite’s breakfast buffet and hear live piano music in the hotel dining room just off the atrium.

Oxford, Mississippi
May 26–30, 2016

Will Perkins