DAVIDSON & CHARLOTTE, NC – WDAV Classical Public Radio has announced the return of the Young Chamber Musicians Competition (YCMC), after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Entering its eighth year, YCMC is widely recognized as one of the top post-graduate, collegiate, and high school chamber competitions in the U.S. In addition to a large prize purse, YCMC also awards scholarships to the Brevard Music Institute, the Catherine & Wilton Connor Studio Recording Prize, a public jury prize, and performance date in the Davidson College Concert Series.

Four ensembles will be invited to Davidson College to compete over April 23-24, 2022 in the Duke Family Performance Hall. The final round of the competition will be broadcast live on 89.9 FM, Facebook, and YouTube. “Part of the mission behind the Young Chamber Musicians Competition is to foster the next generation of classical musicians,” says Will Keible, WDAV’s Director of Marketing and Corporate Support. “The experience and exposure gained from a competition such as this are vital to the careers and confidence of these talented young artists.”

This competition features an accomplished panel of jurors, including Kari Giles, assistant concertmaster with the Charlotte Symphony; Jason Posnock, director of artistic planning & educational programs, Brevard Music Center; Marcus Thompson, artistic director of the Boston Chamber Music Society; Marcus Pyle, Franco Professor of the Humanities and assistant professor of music at Davidson College; and Mira Frisch, professor of cello and director of string chamber music, UNC-Charlotte College of Arts and Architecture.

Submissions for the competition will be accepted December 15, 2021. Details of the competition, including the competition timeline and how to enter, can be found at ycmc.wdav.org.

WDAV Classical Public Radio is dedicated to building a community focused on classical music by providing easy access to the art form, as well as opportunities for exploration and discovery. 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, Carolina Live. A service of Davidson College in Davidson, NC, 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.