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 Chamber Music | OC
Summary:Competition 2-10 players
Deadline: 01 June 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: Launched in 2012 by pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks and violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, Chamber Music | OC has established itself as one of the most dynamic classical music projects in the country dedicated to advancing the art of chamber music through performance, education, and community outreach. Distinguished guest artists include violinists Glenn Dicterow, Eugene Drucker, Kyung Sun Lee, and Philip Setzer; violists Paul Coletti, Karen Dreyfus, and Ben Ullery; cellists Colin Carr and Robert deMaine; pianists Robert McDonald and Julian Martin; and ensembles including the Jupiter String Quartet and Trio Céleste. Chamber Music | OC recently celebrated its 4th anniversary with a sold-out performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall that was described as “one of the best performances this listener has heard” (New York Concert Review, New York, NY).

The Education Division of Chamber Music | OC is anchored by the Young Artist Program, the only tuition-free program of its kind in the country. Open to exceptionally talented musicians between the ages of 12 and 25, the program provides a unique and comprehensive musical education that features chamber music coachings and performance classes, musicianship and eurhythmics workshops, career development seminars and college counseling, participation in distinguished guest artist master classes, community outreach performances, and the Rising Stars Recital Series.

The Community Outreach Division of Chamber Music | OC aspires to make the benefits of music widely accessible through collaborations with local schools and community organizations. The program offers a range of single- and multi- session workshops designed to give participants the opportunity to enjoy and learn about how music can positively affect their well-being. Partnering organizations include the Irvine Adult Day Health Services, Kids Institute for Development and Advancement, Human Options, and the Orange County Childrens Therapeutic Arts Center.

About the Competition
Through its diverse program offerings and world-class performing artists, Chamber Music | OC is proud to announce a new initiative designed to support the work of living composers: the 1st Annual International New Music Competition featuring the John Corigliano Grand Prize.

Grand Prize:

John Corigliano Grand Prize for best new work: $1,500, live performance and recording of submitted work

Additional Prizes:

California Love Prize for best work by a composer residing in California: $200
Emerging Artist Prize for best work by a composer age 25 and under: $200
International Prize for best work by a composer residing outside of the USA: $200
Trio Céleste Prize for best work for violin, cello, and piano: $200
Wonder Woman Prize for best work by a female composer: $200

Although only the Grand Prize guarantees a performance and recording, performances and/or recordings may be offered to other prize winners at the discretion of the Jury Panel.

Open to all ages and citizenships. Both students and professionals are encouraged to apply.

All submissions must be received by June 1st, 2018. Submissions will be accepted electronically only. Applicants may be selected as winners in more than one category. All determinations made by the Jury Panel are final. The Jury Panel reserves the right to not select a winner in any given category if they feel there is no qualified submission. All winners will be announced on July 18th, 2018. Compositions must be no longer than 15 minutes in length and for any instrumental configuration from 2 to 10 performers. Applicants must submit a complete score (with parts) and recording (midi or live) of the composition. Application fee is $30.

Jury panel to include John Corigliano (The Juilliard School, Lehman College – CUNY), Paul Dooley (University of Michigan), and Vera Ivanova (The Colburn School, Chapman University).
Contacting jury members about this competition is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification. Please send all inquiries to