Macauley Competition

Adam McCord, Macauley Competition Director

The Macauley Chamber Music Competition will be Saturday, March 19, 2022!

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Macauley Competition 2022 Flyer

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

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The Competition

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.

Eligibility

The competition includes 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.

Repertoire

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.

Judges

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:

College Division

First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $700

High School Division

First Prize: $700
Second Prize: $500

Optional Third Prizes may be awarded according to the discretion of the judges.

Dates

Competition: Saturday, March 19, 2022* between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Comstock Concert Hall, University of Louisville School of Music

*Special note: If you plan on taking the Governor’s School of the Arts Auditions on March 18-19, you may request from GSA to have your audition take place before or after the Macauley competition in order to participate.

Deadline

Application forms must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Macauley 2022 Application Form (Printable)

Macauley 2022 Application Form (Online)

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $40 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)    adam.mccord@louisville.edu

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