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High School Chamber Music Competition

Mount Saint Mary's University - Music Department

Chamber Music Competition

Grand Prize Winners: $1,000

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $300

Application Deadline:  September 13, 2019

Application Fee: $45 per person (non refundable) 

Auditon Date:  September 28, 2019  9:00-3:00PM

Audition Site:  Hannon Theatre, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Chalon Campus

Only open to high school students

"Chamber Ensemble" as any non-conducted ensemble of 2 but no more than 5, whether they be vocal or instrumental, including duos, trios, quartets, quintets, etc. (For example, a four-hand piano duo, a vocal trio with or without piano accompaniment, a non-conducted vocal ensemble, a woodwind, brass, string, percussion or mixed ensemble of any size would all qualify, provided they are not conducted.) This definition is purposely broad to allow the largest number of potential contestants to be eligible. We seek to welcome the greatest variety of musical ensembles.

Repertoire Requirements: One or two music selections (of ANY genre) not exceeding 10 minutes in total length. Music must be presented to judges. No changes of repertoire once submitted. No amplifiers or speakers allowed. No concertos for solo instrument or solo pieces with piano accompaniment are allowed. Any ensembles that include piano accompaniment must be played by a student. Judges' decisions are final. Winners are required to perform at the Winner's Concert (Date: October 26, 2019 at 3pm; Venue: Mary Chapel, Mount Saint Mary's University, Chalan Campus) in order to receive awards or they will forfeit their status.

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