Piano Competition

New West Quick Boman Competition

The Quick Bowman Piano Competition was created by Henry and LaReine Quick in 1990 to give local youth an opportunity to perform before judges and be awarded for their participation in the competition. This competition and recital are now held in the memory of Henry and LaReine Quick, and Jesse Bowman. It was LaReine Quick's love for piano that inspired the competition.

After a 21 year legacy in Sedona Arizona, the Quick Bowman Family has now partnered with the New West Symphony, a professional orchestra that performs in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard and Santa Monica, California to hold the New West Symphony Quick Bowman Piano Competition.  In April 2017, there will be two competitions: one for youth ages 7-17 and one for adults ages 18-25. Winners will receive cash prizes, recital performances and masterclasses.

(Youth and Adult Divisions)
Application Deadline Extended to March 30, 2017
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Youth Competition (ages 7-17) at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks CA
Finalist Live Round       Sunday, April 23, 2017
Winners Recital              Sunday, April 30, 2017

Adult Competition (ages 18-25) at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks CA
Final Live Round                 Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cash Prizes and Recital for the Winners.  See application for the details. 

Non-refundable application fee of $80 for Adult and $55 for Youth.