Young Musicians Competition Application

We are pleased to have announced the winners of our 65th Annual Young Musicians Competition. You can read more about our 2019 YMC winners here.

Welcome to the Friends of Chamber Music’s 66th Annual Young Musicians Competition, to be held on April 19th, 2020.

Please read the entry rules and requirements thoroughly, and carefully fill out the application below.

Entry Rules and Requirements

  1. There are two age categories:
    Junior: for players up to age 18
    Senior: for players up to age 26
  2. Competition ensembles must have three or more performers.
  3. Instruments may be strings, winds, brass or piano in any combination.
  4. Selections are to be from the classical instrumental music repertoire.
  5. Playing time will be limited to approximately 10 minutes, both at the preliminary auditions and the concert.
  6. Competitors may not participate in more than two groups.
  7. Application deadline is Monday, January 27, 2020.
  8. Preliminary auditions will be held in Vancouver on Sunday, February 16, 2020. For ensembles from outside the Lower Mainland, DVDs or data files playable on Windows Media Player may be considered for the auditions.
  9. Competition is held at the Vancouver Academy of Music on Sunday, April 19, 2020.

For inquiries, please call Karen Shuster at 604-732-9565.

Application for YMC

  • Ensemble

  • Please fill out the information for each participant. You may add more using the '+' sign.
    Full NameBirthdate (MM/DD/YY)InstrumentTelephoneEmail 
  • Please give a complete description including: composer, opus number, key, tempo, movement, and approximate [10 minutes] playing time. If DVDs are being submitted, they should be playable on a standard North American DVD player and sent to Karen Shuster, 1236 Shorepine Walk, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3T8.
  • Primary Person of Contact from the Ensemble

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