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! Further details and requirements for our 2020 competition to be announced this fall.

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 opening and deadline to be announced.
  8. Preliminary auditions will be held in Vancouver, date and time to be announced. 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, date and time to be announced.

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)InstrumentTelephone 
  • 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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