The Macauley Chamber Music Competition 2017

2017 Macauley Competition Schedule March 25

High School Division: 10:00am

Judge’s Break and High School Deliberation

College Division: 1:00pm

Award Ceremony in Comstock Concert Hall following the College Division

The date and time for the Prize Winners’ Performance on WUOL will be announced by March 20, 2017. Prize winning ensembles are asked to participate in this special live-broadcast performance.

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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 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.

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: $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 announced by March 20, 2017. 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 (date pending) and will be re-broadcast at a later date. Other groups may be selected to perform based on musical merit.

Dates

Competition: Saturday, March 25, 2017 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Comstock Concert Hall, University of Louisville School of Music

WUOL Broadcast: TBA by March 20, 2017.
WUOL-FM Studios, 619 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202

Deadline

Application forms must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 6, 2017.

2017 Macauley Application Form PDF

2017 Macauley Application Form Online

Application Fee

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. Stephen Mattingly, University of Louisville School of Music, Louisville, KY 40292.

For Further Information, write or call:
Dr. Stephen Mattingly, University of Louisville School of Music, Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-5607    s.mattingly@louisville.edu

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