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The Chamber Music Society of Louisville regrets to announce that because of continual challenges with safely forming chamber groups due to COVID-19, the 2021 Macauley Competition will be postponed this season. We can’t wait to return in 2022 and eagerly look forward to hearing chamber music from the best and brightest young musicians in the Kentuckiana region.
High School Division: 10:00am
Judge’s Break and High School Deliberation
College Division: 1:00pm (may be adjusted depending on sign up)
Award Ceremony in Comstock Concert Hall following the College Division
The date and time for the Prize Winners’ Performance on WUOL will be Wednesday, March 25th at noon. Prize winning ensembles are asked to participate in this special live-broadcast performance.
The Macauley Chamber Music Competition is sponsored by the Chamber Music Society of Louisville to encourage an interest in chamber music among young musicians in the Kentuckiana area. This competition will help to develop the ensemble skills of young artists and to cultivate a lifelong love of chamber music.
The competition contains two divisions: college and high school. The competition is open to students in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Each entering chamber ensemble should consist of three to six performers and should receive regular coaching from a qualified musician.
Each ensemble must perform a movement from two contrasting works, preferably from different musical periods. Arrangements are generally not allowed. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the competition committee.
The competition will be judged by three professional musicians. Each ensemble will receive evaluation sheets.
Prizes and Awards
Each member of every entering ensemble will receive a complimentary ticket to a concert in the series sponsored by the Chamber Music Society of Louisville in Comstock Concert Hall at the University of Louisville School of Music.
The following cash prizes will be awarded:
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $350
High School Division
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $250
Optional Third Prizes may be awarded according to the discretion of the judges.
All prize winners will be invited to perform on the Lunchtime Classics Concert Series at the performance studio of WUOL-FM in Louisville. The date and time for the Prize Winners’ Performance on WUOL will be Wednesday, March 25th at noon. Prize winning ensembles are asked to participate in this special live-broadcast performance. This concert, performed and recorded before a studio audience, will be broadcast live on WUOL (Wednesday, March 27th at noon) and will be re-broadcast at a later date. Other groups may be selected to perform based on musical merit.
Competition: Saturday, March 21, 2020* between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Comstock Concert Hall, University of Louisville School of Music
WUOL Broadcast: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at noon
WUOL-FM Studios, 619 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202
*Special note: If you plan on taking the Governor’s School of the Arts Auditions on March 20-21, you may request from GSA to have your audition take place before or after the Macauley competition in order to participate.
Application forms must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 2, 2020.
A non-refundable application fee of $20 is required from each ensemble. Please make checks payable to “Chamber Music Society of Louisville,” and mail them to Dr. Adam McCord, University of Louisville School of Music, Louisville, KY 40292.
For Further Information, write or call:
Dr. Adam McCord, University of Louisville School of Music, Louisville, KY 40292
812-327-9292 (cellphone & text) firstname.lastname@example.org
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