This competition is open to all middle and junior high schools.
Instrumental, vocal, or mixed ensembles with only one performer per part may apply. A school may submit no more than three ensembles for consideration. To best support chamber music instruction in school music programs, the Young Ensembles Program is only for ensembles meeting the following guidelines:
- All students in the ensemble must attend the same middle/junior high school at the time of application as well as at the time of performance.
- All students in the ensemble must actively participate in their school music program (eg. orchestra, band, chamber music club).
- The application must be submitted by the school music teacher on behalf of their students.
- The program is open to students in public or private schools, but not pre-professional or community music schools.
Select a single movement, or single movement work, from the chamber music repertoire. No arrangements or instrument substitutions will be accepted without permission from the Chamber Music Society. Original student compositions are also acceptable. The difficulty of the music chosen should reflect the ability of the players.
All students participating in the Young Ensembles Program will be required to submit a media release signed by a parent. All ensembles are required to submit forms with this application regardless of whether they are selected to participate. Download and submit signed releases as one PDF file below.