Young Musicians Competition Application

Welcome to the Friends of Chamber Music’s 69th Annual Young Musicians Competition, to be held on April 21st, 2024, 1 – 5pm

At the Vancouver Music Academy, located in Vanier Park

Address: 1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 4R9

We are pleased that we will be continuing the awarding of the audience prizes in addition to the adjudicated prizes.

These are the winners of our 68th Annual Young Musicians Competition who you can read more about here.

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 February 11, 2024.
  8. Preliminary auditions will be held in Vancouver on March 24, 2024, 10 am – 3 pm. You will be contacted to arrange for a time. For ensembles from outside the Lower Mainland, DVDs or data files playable on Windows Media Player may be considered for the auditions. YouTube submissions are acceptable as well..
  9. Competition is held at the Vancouver Academy of Music on April 21st, 2024, 1 – 5pm.

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

Application for YMC

  • 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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