Chamber Music Competition – April 7, 2019

 

Rules

Open to Chicagoland youth of ages 19 or younger.

Eligible Ensembles

A. Piano Trio

B. String Quartet

C. String or Piano Quintet

Two Divisions

Senior – Group’s average age older than 13 but younger than 19 on April 7, 2019

Junior –  Group’s average age at 13 or younger than 13  on April 7, 2019

Music

Classical Music: Two pieces of participants’ choice. Each piece is limited to a length less than 15 minutes. Performers are to perform from original music, and bring three original scores to the judges.

Format

Performance in front of a panel of judges and the public.

Registration

  • Applications are due by March 7, 2019
  • Register online or less preferably, mail or email this application form to: OPUS, P.O. Box 495, Naperville, IL 60566-0495, campdirector@napopus.org
  • The ensemble representative (as marked in the form) will be notified of acceptance by March 7, 2019, or within two weeks of application.
  • Application Fee: $30 per person. Pay online or mail in check payable to OPUS.

Awards

Every Senior and Junior Division 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place winners will receive: A. Monetary cash price; B. An OPUS scholarship certificate; and C. Invitation to perform in Winners Concert.

Cash Prize: 1st Place Ensemble: $600/Senior Ensemble and $400/Junior Ensemble; plus $200 Outstanding Scholarship to the 2019 OPUS Chamber Music Camp/person; 2nd Place Ensemble: $400/Senior Ensemble and $200/Junior Ensemble; plus $100 Merit Scholarship to the 2019 OPUS Chamber Music Camp/person; 3rd Place Ensemble: $200/Senior Ensemble and $100/Junior Ensemble; plus $50 Honor Scholarship to the 2019 OPUS Chamber Music Camp/person.

Some groups may receive Honorable Mentions. The judges and Music Director may not necessarily to grant all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and Honorable Mention. All judges and Music Director decisions will be final. The OPUS Scholarship to the 2019 OPUS Chamber Music Camp will be used toward tuition reduction upon registration.

Every participant will receive a Certificate for Participation which will be presented at the time of competition. Each group will be provided with judges’ comments on their respective performance by mail after the competition.

Questions?

For additional information, please reach out to campdirector@napopus.org