Joseph Israel Bookstaber Piano Competition

The Joseph Israel Bookstaber Memorial Competition is held in honor of the memory of a talented young man who loved to learn a great deal of music just for the joy of it, with no interest in becoming a professional musician.  This competition was created to encourage other such young pianists in their love of music.


Bookstaber Competition Chair: Rebecca Eng



1st place  - $750

2nd place - $500

3rd place - $250


First, second, and third place winners are required to perform in the NJFMC Gold Cup & Competition Winners Concert in order to receive the monetary award.  First place winners are not eligible to compete in subsequent years.


Repertoire Requirements

Performance time length: 30 minutes

Dates of Competition and Concert



Please contact Bookstaber Competition chairman, Rebecca Eng, at if you have any questions.