Classical Public Radio 89.9FM WDAV, in collaboration with OrthoCarolina, presents the 6th 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, performance opportunities, and scholarships to the Brevard Music Institute.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BY FEBRUARY 4, 2019
Register and upload your performance videos
Finalists perform, winners selected
First Place: $4,000
+Two (2)-day studio recording session
+Paid performance on 2019-2020 Davidson College Concert Series
First Place: $2,500
+Scholarships of $3,000 each to Brevard Music Institute for every member of the ensemble*
WHY ENTER YCMC ?
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Submissions are Easy
Online submissions are easy and quick. Plus, we only charge a $35 application fee.*
*Contact WDAV if the $35 fee presents a financial challenge for your ensemble.
What are we looking for?
How do we participate?
Early Bird entry fee is $25 for all submissions received by 2/4/19. A submission fee of $35 is charged for all submissions after 2/4/19.* All entries must be submitted via ycmc.wdav.org between December 1, 2018 and February 13, 2019. Entrants must submit two (2) separate classical music works of distinct styles and periods: 1770 and earlier (Baroque and earlier) 1770 – 1810 (Classical) 1811 – 1900 (Romantic) 1901 – present (Modern) 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 April 2019. The two works performed must be submitted as two separate videos. 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.
*Contact WDAV if the $25 fee presents a financial challenge for your ensemble.
Who's eligible to participate?
Senior Division: The average age of an ensemble competing in the Senior Division must not exceed 25 years of age, with no individual member having reached their 31st birthday by April 14, 2019. * 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.
Junior Division: Musicians between the ages of 14-18. All ensemble members competing in the Junior Division must not have reached their 19th birthday by April 14, 2019.
How will winners be selected?
A screening panel selected by WDAV will review all submissions and choose the best entries in each age group as finalists. Finalists will be invited to compete in a live competition which will take place at Davidson College the weekend of April 13 – April 14, 2018. The competition culminates with a live adjudicated concert in Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall on April 14, 2019.
Questions? Contact Us.
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