DAVIDSON & CHARLOTTE, NC – Classical Public Radio 89.9 WDAV announced today that it is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Young Chamber Musicians Competition (YCMC), powered by OrthoCarolina. Aspiring young ensembles from across the nation with members between the ages of 14-25 are invited to submit video performances for a chance to win their share of $10,000 in cash prizes. Finalists will be invited to perform in a live, judged concert on May 1, 2016 in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson College campus. The concert will be broadcast live on WDAV.

“The practical repercussions of competitions such as the Young Chamber Musicians Competition are extensive,” says Robert Moody, director the Winston-Salem Symphony and former YCMC judge. “The nature of competitions – good, positive competition – helps musicians hone their skills. Plus, the exposure provided by competitions helps young instrumentalists gain notoriety and renown, which are vital to advancing their music careers.”

This year’s panel of judges includes notable figures from across the region’s music community: Alan Black, Charlotte Symphony Principal Cellist; Dan Locklair, composer and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University; and John Gordon Ross, Music Director for the Western Piedmont Symphony.

The submission window will be open until March 14. Details of the competition, including the competition timeline and how to enter, can be found at ycmc.wdav.org.

WDAV Classical Public Radio is one of America’s leading producers of original classical-music programming. In addition to producing 156 hours per week for its own broadcast use on 89.9FM, HD- 1, HD-2, and wdav.org channels, the station produces nationally-distributed programs, including Concierto, and, in partnership with South Carolina Public Radio, World of Opera and Carolina Live. A service of Davidson College in Davidson, NC, WDAV’s mission is to make classical music accessible to everyone. WDAV’s main source of operating revenue comes from annual member contributions. The station’s 89.9FM signal reaches a 22-county region centered in the Charlotte, NC metro area and ranges from Rock Hill, SC to Galax, VA. WDAV’s broadcasts can also be heard live online 24 hours a day at wdav.org and iTunes, as well as on any Android, iPhone, or iPad device equipped with the WDAV Classical Public Radio app, or the TuneIn, NPR Music, or Public Radio Player apps.

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