27th Terrace Hill Endowment for Musical Arts Piano Competition Finals Open to the Public Print
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Written by Mary S. Mefferd   
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Saturday February 11, 2012 – 2:00 PM

Iowa Public Television

Maytag Auditorium in Johnston, Iowa

(Terrace Hill - Des Moines, Iowa) First Lady of Iowa, Chris Branstad, will present the 2014 Terrace Hill Endowment for Musical Arts Piano Competition (THEMA) Scholarship Awards at the conclusion of the final piano competition performance Saturday February 8, 2014.

Three high school seniors will compete for $5,500 in scholarships in a live performance at the IPTV Maytag Auditorium in Johnston. The rebroadcast dates of the finals on IPTV will be announced later.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the finals for the Senior Piano Competition that will begin at 2 pm followed by the awards presentation for the winners.

The finals are part of the Terrace Hill Endowment for Musical Arts piano competition for high school seniors. The Terrace Hill Endowment for the Musical Arts Piano Competition started as a tribute to musical talent in Iowa with private donations left from the reconditioning of the 1901 Steinway grand piano that adorns the music room in Terrace Hill, The Governor’s Residence.

The THEMA Piano Competition has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships by the First Lady of Iowa. High school seniors continuing their piano studies are eligible to use their scholarships at an Iowa college or university.


Friday, February 7th

7:00 -9:00 p.m. THEMA Junior competition

IPTV Studios in Johnston

8:00 p.m. Master Class Award Winners


Saturday, February 8th

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Final Senior THEMA competition in Maytag Auditorium (doors open at 1:30 p.m.)

3:15 p.m. Award presentation by First Lady Chris Branstad

3:30 p.m. Reception in front lobby


For more information about the THEMA Piano Competition and the Terrace Hill Endowment for the Musical Arts contact Diane Becker at 515-242-6317 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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