Saint Paul Chamber Music Competition

(updated 8/27/2022)

As of 2022-2023 MNSOTA is no longer a partner with the SPCMC. They are an independent organization that MNSOTA encourages like we encourage GTCYS, MYS and all the other youth orchestras and similar organizations throughout the state. This webapge was hidden August 2022 but not yet removed from the website in case someone needs to see what we used to do. Faith Farr recommends this page be completely removed as soon as the Board agrees that makes sense.

MNSOTA has formed a partnership with the Saint Paul Chamber Music Competition.

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music and the Friends of the SPCO invite eligible young musicians across the Midwest to enter the Saint Paul Chamber Music Competition, a new collaboration between these venerable organizations coming in 2022. Eligible ensembles will compete for monetary prizes, scholarships, and musical gifts as well as the chance to perform at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts before a Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra concert

Important Dates:

• Between November 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022, contestant ensembles may begin sending their uploaded videos and application materials for the preliminary video round.

• Saturday March 5, 2022 — Competition Finals and Awards The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music 1524 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN. Time TBA - map

There will be prizes and awards for up to seven ensembles.

For more details download the document below or visit website: https://thespcm.org/competition.

For more information contact Director Rena Kraut renaleh@gmail.com.

Divisions

Strings Senior Division

  • Students 19 and under may compete for:

First Place: $1,500 & a public performance in the Twin Cities

Second Place: $1,000

Third Place: $750

Strings Junior Division

  • Students age 15 and under may compete for:

First Place: $750 & a public performance in the Twin Cities

Second Place: $500

Winds Division

  • Wind players ages 14-19 may compete for:

First Place: $1,000 & a public performance in the Twin Cities

Second Place: $750

Instrumentation

Any combination of the following instruments:

  • Strings: violin, viola, cello, string bass, guitar, harp and piano

  • Winds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, brass and percussion

  • Mixed ensembles that include a wind instrument will compete in the Wind Division