Classical Public Radio 89.9FM WDAV, in collaboration with OrthoCarolina, presents the fifth annual Young Chamber Musicians Competition. Chamber ensembles are invited to compete for a chance to win their share of $12,000, a studio recording session, a paid performance in the 2018-19 Davidson College Concert Series, and $3,000 scholarships for each ensemble member to the prestigious Brevard Music Institute.
DECEMBER 12, 2017 – FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Register and upload your performance videos
APRIL 2, 2018
APRIL 21 – APRIL 22, 2018
Finalists perform, winners selected
First Place: $4,000
+Two (2)-day studio recording session
+Paid performance on 2018-19 Davidson College Concert Series
First Place: $2,500
+Scholarships of $3,000 each to Brevard Music Institute for every member of the ensemble*
*Acceptance into the Brevard Music Center is based on candidate’s application/audition and studio availability and is not guaranteed. Tuition scholarships may be applied to the summer of 2018 or 2019. Application fees for the Brevard Music Center will be waived for all WDAV Junior Division winners.
WHY ENTER YCMC 2018?
This is not a “cattle call” competition where ensemble after ensemble is paraded in front of the jury. The four ensembles selected to compete in the Finals are given VIP treatment from the moment they arrive in Charlotte. Transportation from the airport, lodging, several meals, and rehearsal space are covered by the competition.
Be Heard Around the World
YCMC Finals are broadcast live on WDAV – one of the top classical radio stations in the country. Your friends and family across the world can listen in from our website or mobile app. We’ll also be streaming live video of the competition on Facebook, Twitter, and this website!
Submissions are Easy
Online submissions are easy and quick. Plus, we only charge a $25 application fee.*
We’re all about FUN. Sure, competitions can be stressful, but since you’ve come all this way, let’s have a good time, too. You love classical music. We love classical music. This competition is all about the JOY OF PERFORMANCE!
*Contact WDAV if the $25 fee presents a financial challenge for your ensemble.
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