In 1981, TCU Piano Professor Tamas Ungar created the Van Cliburn Institute (now known as Piano Texas) to serve as the educational arm of the Cliburn Competition. This collaboration brings Cliburn jury members and competitors to TCU to teach master classes and perform.

Since 1991, TCU has been home to the Van Cliburn historical archives.

With the opening of TCU’s Van Cliburn Concert Hall in 2020, TCU will host the preliminary rounds of the quadrennial competition and concerts and performances affiliated with the Cliburn Foundation.