2018 SFCM Youth Chamber Music Competition



2017 winner of Best Ensemble Award, with judges Ida Tili-Trebicka and Carol Sasson standing on the outside. Musicians, from left: Ji-Ze Jang, violin, Pittsford Mendon High School; Epongue Ekille, violin, Fairport High School; Joyce Luo, cello, Pittsford Mendon High School; Erin Allen, viola, Harley School. The string quartet was coached by An-Chi Lin.




2017 winner of Best Syracuse-Area Ensemble Award: "Slideshow". From left: Joe Hall, George Langenberg, Lydia Sprague, Tav Daly. All members of the trombone quartet were students at Fayetteville-Manlius High School and were coached by Jennifer Greene.


Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music is pleased to resume its annual Youth Chamber Music Competition for the 16th year. The primary purpose of this competition is to encourage students in the Central New York area to discover the joy of preparing chamber music for performance under the guidance of a coach.

All participating ensembles will perform before two judges and will receive written evaluations. The students in one or two of the ensembles will be selected to receive prize money, and one group may be selected to perform at the beginning of our final subscription concert on May 19th before the featured professional ensemble. There is no entry fee for this competition.

When: Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2018
Where: Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse
Application deadline: March 14, 2018

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