Support the e-Competition


"Music can change the world because it can change people."

- Bono, U2

That a musical competition of this caliber could happen in a small, frozen, distant college town like Fairbanks, Alaska is a testament to the phenomenal commitment to the arts in Fairbanks and throughout Alaska. In June 2014, 24 of the most expressive, passionate and talented pianists from around the world will challenge each other for a musical title - right here in our own backyard.

Through the 2014 Alaska International Piano-e-Competition, UAF, the Fairbanks community, and visitors from the state of Alaska and beyond will be exposed to musicians of the utmost talent in classical music from around the globe. Past international e-Competitions have brought world-renowned artists from the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and Russia. The Alaska International Piano-e-Competition will bring a wealth of diversity and talent into our community, and through the webcasting of this competition, international awareness of Fairbanks as a destination for visitors around the globe. The impact on Fairbanks and state of Alaska is immeasurable.

Aspiring artists of all ages will have the critical exposure needed to help inspire and motivate our next generation of classical musicians. A competition of this caliber will help UAF continue to make its mark in the areas of arts and music and bring UAF, Fairbanks and Alaska to the attention of audiences around the world.

Your support will make this competition a reality. Your gift says, "I care about music," and more importantly, "I believe that Fairbanks and all of Alaska can benefit from the opportunity to share in this musical experience." We all have our own musical memories, musical preferences and tastes, but if music is meaningful to you and you can make a contribution--please do. Your gift will make it possible for Alaskans to enjoy a world-class musical experience in our own home state.


Those who wish to support the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition have a number of options available to them.

Make a cash donation

Make an immediate impact with a cash donation. Gifts made for this competition will provide critical programmatic support such as travel accommodations, contestant prizes, marketing and promotional material, and much more. To make a cash donation, you can make your gift online or contact one of our Development Officers today.

Make an in-kind gift of services or goods

For those who wish to provide an in-kind gift of services or goods in support of the e-Competition, or for the benefit of the contestants or judges, please contact one of our Development Officers.

Volunteer your time

Volunteers are needed in ways both large and small to help with the organization and execution of the competition. Show your support for the arts by helping to make the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition a success! Contact Linda Harriger in the UAF Music Department to learn about volunteer opportunities with the competition.