The American Pianists Awards are America's premier jazz and classical awards. The American Pianists Association maintains partnerships with over 25 cultural, educational and professional organizations worldwide, including the Kennedy Center, six acclaimed American orchestras, Mack Avenue Records, Steinway Records and the Dvořák Society of the Czech Republic.

Additionally, we work to bring the beauty of music to diverse venues and audiences outside of great halls and legendary performance venues:

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Our diverse world shapes our music, the artistic language of our contestants. It delights, informs, and inspires us all. It is in this spirit that the American Pianists Association welcomes people of any race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and gender identity, as well as people with disabilities. We commit to learn from diverse talents, ideas, and voices. We pledge to create an environment for our artists, audiences, community partners, board, and staff that is based on the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Further, we commit to enacting strategic and annual plans that provide focused, measurable strategies for living out these values every day.