Kansas University's School of Fine Arts welcomes the International Institute for Young Musicians (IIYM) Summer Music Academy to Lawrence for another year of student music study and competition. IIYM, led by Scott McBride Smith, is an internationally recognized course of study for young pianists and string players from around the world.
This year's IIYM program features nearly 100 competing students, ranging from ages 11 to 19. Students will arrive from all over the world to participate in music study and competition.
The Fifth International Piano Competition will kick off the month of IIYM activities. The competition will take place July 6-7 at Swarthout Recital Hall and will feature selected pianists from all over the U.S., Canada, Australia and Asia competing for recognition and cash awards.
IIYM piano competition winners will appear on Kansas Public Radio, KANU FM 91.5, at 11:10 a.m. July 8, 15 and 22.
The IIYM Competition Winners Concert will be 7:30 p.m. July 13 at the Lied Center on KU's West Campus. Tickets for this event are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $7 for students. Call 864-2787 for more information.
The IIYM program runs in total from July 6 through July 31. Visit www.iiym.com for the event schedule, including free programs open to the public.