DAVIDSON & CHARLOTTE, NCClassical Public Radio 89.9 WDAV announced today the launch of the 2nd Annual Young Chamber Musicians Competition (YCMC) sponsored by OrthoCarolina.  Aspiring young ensembles with members between the ages of 14-24 are invited to submit video performances for a chance to win their share of $4500 in cash prizes. Finalists will be invited to perform in a live, judged concert in May 2015 at Tyler-Tallman Hall on the Davidson College campus.

The Young Chamber Musicians Competition is the product of WDAV and OrthoCarolina’s shared desire to build an annual talent based competition that promotes collaboration within the community.  “The community’s response to the first Young Chamber Musicians Competition exceeded our wildest expectations,” says Will Keible, WDAV Director of Marketing and Sales. “It is with a great deal of excitement that WDAV announces Year 2 of the competition.  With a successful first year to build upon and the continued support of OrthoCarolina, we see the potential for YCMC to grow in 2015 and beyond.”

Year 2 of the YCMC features changes that will expand the appeal of the competition and draw new talent.  The competition now allows duos to compete, and the NC/SC residency requirement has been lifted.  “OrthoCarolina is excited to help make Year 2 of this competition possible,” exclaims Blair Primis, OrthoCarolina Director of Marketing. “We look forward to seeing the fantastic talent and creativity on display again this year.”

Submissions for the competition will be accepted beginning January 21. Details of the competition, including the competition timeline and how to enter, can be found at ycmc.wdav.org.  WDAV has also launched dedicated YCMC accounts on Facebook and Twitter (@classicalycmc) to post updates, share photos, and engage with fans.


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 ETV Radio of South Carolina, World of Opera and Carolina Live. A service of Davidson College in Davidson, NC, WDAV’s mission is to give everyone easy access to classical music. 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.


OrthoCarolina is one of the nation’s leading independent academic orthopedics practices serving North Carolina and the Southeast since 1922. OrthoCarolina provides compassionate and comprehensive musculoskeletal care including operative and non-operative care, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitative therapy. Widely known for musculoskeletal research and training, OrthoCarolina physicians have specialized expertise in foot and ankle, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, sports medicine, hand, pediatric orthopedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Our 120 OrthoCarolina physicians see nearly one million patient visits throughout western North Carolina each year. OrthoCarolina. You. Improved.