DAVIDSON & CHARLOTTE, NC – Classical Public Radio 89.9 WDAV today announced a new partnership between its Young Chamber Musicians Competition (YCMC) and the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute & Festival. New in 2018, the Brevard Center Summer Institute & Festival to offer $3,000 scholarships to each musician in the winning ensemble from the Junior Division.

Now in its fifth year, the Young Chamber Musicians Competition, powered by OrthoCarolina, brings four of the nation’s top youth chamber ensembles to Davidson College each year to compete for their share of $12,000 in prize money. A studio recording session, plus a performance on the following season’s Davidson College Concert Series are also awarded to the competition’s senior division winner. WDAV’s Marketing Manager, Amanda Preston, notes “we’ve loved the chance to offer additional opportunities for the competing ensembles. As a Classical Public Radio Station, we’re able to offer some unique experiences that distinguish YCMC from other competitions. These opportunities are intended to provide a boost to further the careers of these talented young musicians.”

Brevard has a long-standing tradition of bringing together over 400 of the best young artists in the country for its Summer Institute. This year, the Brevard Music Institute is offering partial scholarships as an additional prize for the junior division champions. WDAV’s Director of Marketing Will Keible comments, “YCMC attracts some of the most talented young musicians in the nation, exactly the type of students that would be interested in and prepared to attend the prestigious Summer Institute at Brevard. We’re thrilled to offer this new opportunity and help to make this transformative summer experience all the more possible for some deserving musicians.” Brevard Music Center’s Director of Artistic Planning, Jason Posnock, will also serve as a member on this year’s esteemed panel of jurors.

This year’s Young Chamber Musicians Competition will take place on Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson College Campus. For more information, visit 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.

Founded 81 years ago, the Brevard Music Center stands as one of this country’s premier summer classical music training programs and festivals. More than 400 gifted students, ages 14 through post-college, come to the Music Center each year from across the US and around the world to study with a distinguished faculty and renowned guest artists. Each summer, students participate in a vigorous program of instruction and performance led by Artistic Director and alumnus Keith Lockhart, also Principal Conductor of the Boston Pops and the BBC Concert Orchestra in London. Brevard’s hallmark is the powerful sense of community that re-emerges every June through August as faculty and students present more than 80 remarkable concerts to summer audiences totaling over 40,000. For more information on BMC, visit brevardmusic.org, call (828) 862-2100, “like” the Brevard Music Center on Facebook, follow @brevardmusic on Twitter, stream season highlights via SoundCloud, and visit the Brevard Music Center YouTube channel for performance videos from previous festival seasons.

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