Any amateur pianists who are 35 years old and older by June 15, 2012 are invited to participate in The Third Cliburn Amateur Piano Video Contest. Contestants cannot perform, compose, or teach music as their primary profession. I know that knocks just about all of us out of the running. However, from July 16-August 10, everyone will have the opportunity to view and vote for your favorite pianist! The winner of the most on-line votes is given automatic entry into the Seventh International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. It will be fun to view the submissions – and I think it would be a neat opportunity to pass on to our students as well!