About the Institute

The International Institute for Young Musicians L.L.C. is an American organization dedicated to creating world-class opportunities for young musicians from around the globe. IIYM assists participants in translating artistic vision into high performance through direct, practical, and fully involved guidance from internationally renowned professionals. The IIYM Summer Music Academy, under the direction of Dr. Scott McBride Smith, is an internationally recognized course of intensive study for young musicians, offering instruction to students from around the world who wish to improve their mastery of performance.

Summer Music Academy
July 2019 - Kansas University

Blüthner International Piano Competition
(2019 International Piano Competition)

$25,000 in Prizes

2019 IIYM Summer Music Academy
2 Week Session I - July 14-26, 2019

International Piano Competition Prizes

Semi-finals -
Age 11 to 20 - July14, 2019
Finals - July 15, 2019

The new cash prizes, beginning with the 2019 IIYM International Piano Competition, are:


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Student Achievements

IIYM students enjoy success all over the world. Our students have been named Steinway Young Artists, featured in the media, and won top prizes in international piano competitions. Click here to read about all their triumphs ...


Read interviews with Juilliard Concerto Competition winner and former IIYM student Alan Woo and faculty member John McCarthy.

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