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International Chamber Music Competition for Young Professionals Rescheduled for Saturday April 10, 20201 at the Avalon Theatre.

A Competition Like no Other…

Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition






  • Based on submissions, a maximum of 5 finalist ensembles will compete in Easton, MD.
  • Each ensemble performs a 45 minute concert before a live audience and a panel of three judges.
  • Cash prizes are awarded at the end of all performances.
  • All finalist ensembles present a 60 minute program at various local venues the following day.



  • Free housing on beautiful estates
  • Performing for 45 minutes before an appreciative audience at the historic Avalon Theatre in Easton, MD
  • Judging by a panel of three eminent professional musicians
  • The opportunity to win one of the country’s most generous chamber music prizes
  • An elegant brunch where judges provide private, in-depth critiques of each ensemble’s performance
  • An additional performance opportunity at a local venue
  • Exposure to presenting organizations and agents who are invited to watch the Competition

Past finalists have high praise for our supportive environment. As one ensemble stated, “We felt like the audience was breathing with us.”

Applications open September 1, 2019
November 30, 2019 Applications Close



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