2017 SFCM Youth Chamber Music Competition

2016 winner of Best Ensemble Award, with judges Tina Toglia and Jonathan Chai seated in the foreground. Musicians, from left, are Paige Griffin, violin, home-schooled; Alexandria Ott, violin, home-schooled; Brianna Grieff, viola, Brighton High School; and Ben Doane, cello, The Harley School. The string quartet was coached by Rosie Elliott and Steven Doane.

2016 winner of Best Syracuse Area Ensemble Award. Musicians, from left, were Julia Musengo, Kevin Buff, Mackenzie Nish, and Jordan Koster. The West Genesee High School Flute Quartet was coached by Martha Grener.

Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music is pleased to resume its annual Youth Chamber Music Competition for the 15th 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 April 29th before the featured professional ensemble. There is no entry fee for this competition.

When: Saturday afternoon, March 18, 2017
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Society, 250 Waring Rd., Syracuse
Application deadline: February 18, 2017.

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