Young Chamber Musicians Competition
DECEMBER 14 – MARCH 2, 2016
Register and upload your performance videos
APRIL 1, 2016
APRIL 22 – APRIL 23, 2016
Finalists perform, winners selected
Who are we looking for?
The Young Chamber Musicians Competition is open to chamber ensembles with musicians between ages 14-25. Ensembles must consist of 2-8 musicians. All instruments are eligible, excluding voice and all electronic/amplified instruments.
How do we participate?
All entries must be submitted via ycmc.wdav.org December 13, 2016 and March 6, 2017.
Each ensemble will be assigned to an age group according to the age of the oldest member in the ensemble as of April 23rd, 2017:
Junior Division: 14-18 years old
Senior Division: 19-25 years old
Entrants must submit two (2) separate classical music works of distinct styles and periods:
1770 and earlier (Baroque and earlier)
Both works must include performance of at least one full movement of the piece in question. They must be the same works the ensemble will perform if selected as a finalist to perform at a live concert in May 2016. The two works performed must be submitted as two separate videos. The filename of each submitted video must include the title of the work performed.
The camera angle of the video must be continuous; no editing is allowed.
There is no limit to the length of the works submitted. However, the judges are not obligated to view more than the first 5 minutes of each submission.
Who's eligible to participate?
* All members of the ensemble must perform on both selected works
* Once the entry is submitted, changes in personnel are only allowed with the prior approval of WDAV
* No configuration requiring multiple pianos are allowed
How will winners be selected?
Finalists will be invited to compete in a live competition which will take place at Davidson College the weekend of April 21 – April 23, 2017. The competition culminates with a live adjudicated concert in Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall on April 23, 2017.
The audience will use text-to-vote to select the winner of the $2,000 People’s Choice Award.
First Place: $4,000
Grand Prize: $2,500
Studio Recording Session. The winner in the Senior Division will also be invited to return to WDAV to record material of their choice in our professional recording studio, staffed by a sound engineer and Grammy Award-winning producer. The ensemble retains rights to the resulting recordings. See complete rules for details.
Davidson College Concert Series. The winner in the Senior Division will be awarded their own concert in the 2017-18 Davidson College Concert Series. This is a paid performance which includes lodging. See complete rules for details.
Questions? Contact Us.
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Classical Public Radio 89.9 WDAV and OrthoCarolina Crown the Winners of the 2016 Young Chamber Musicians Competition
DAVIDSON & CHARLOTTE, NC – Classical Public Radio 89.9 WDAV and OrthoCarolina announced today the winners of the 2016 Young Chamber Musicians Competition (YCMC).read more
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Associate Professor and Department Chair, Music at Davidson College
Dr. Botelho is a classically-trained bassoonist with scholarly interests that center on the music of the late baroque and classical periods, especially in the aspect of rhythm. His most recent research explores the perception of bitonality.
CHRISTOPHER JAMES LEES
Assistant Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Mr. Lees is the Assistant Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and conducts on the Lollipops, Education, Community, and Nutcracker series in the 2016-2017 season. Since 2014, Mr. Lees has also served as Music Director of the UNC School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra.
Concertmaster, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
In addition to his season-long responsibilities in Charlotte, Mr. Lupanu participates in such summer festivals as Bach and Beyond, Aspen, Lower Saxony, Strings in the Mountains, and the Colorado Music Festival. The latter of which he has served as concertmaster since 2004 and chamber music coordinator since 2014.