Deadline: September 15, 2024
Special Interests: composers



Join us for a unique opportunity to enrich your chamber music skills and understanding. Receive coaching from experienced, consummate musicians in both contemporary and traditional classical music.

Collaborate with Bay Area composers and chamber musicians to explore and perform new compositions written especially for this program.

Open to the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, piano, percussion, guitar

Must be at least 21 years of age

Must have played the instrument you are applying on for at least 2 years

Pre-formed groups are encouraged to apply!

No updates as of October 2023. Using past info to predict new submission date.

Comments from NMI Staff:

Registration deadline September 15, 2021

Skype/in person interview ongoing until September 20

Chamber Ensembles assigned and composers work on pieces September 20 – December 1, 2021

All music distributed December 1, 2021 (1 traditional classical repertoire work, 1 newly composed small ensemble piece)

Final payment due December 1, 2021

Rehearsals start January 5, 2022

Weekend Intensive February 19 & 20, 2022


As of February 2023, the contest has not been updated since 2021/2022.

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