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String Ensemble Composition Contest – Winning Concerts

July 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

And the winners are… . . . You’ll have to wait to find out!

Winners of the String Ensemble Composition Contest will be announced and three winning pieces will be performed by professional musicians: Piotr Szewczyk (violin), Stephanie Lindsay (violin), Ellen Olson (viola) and Linda Minke (cello).

  • String Ensemble Composition Contest

    hosted by Prelude Chamber Music, Inc., and Friday Musicale, sponsored by Sharon Scholl for summer 2021
  • Competition Guidelines

    • The competition was open to everyone under 25 years of age to submit an original composition for the contest.
    • Guidelines included composing a one-movement piece of music of approximately four minutes duration, scored for string trio or quartet.
    • Deadline for submissions: June 25, 2021
    • The composition does not have to be created specifically for this event. You may enter a piece already in your portfolio.
    • Submit a live or synthesized recording along with a digital score and parts. If you need assistance, please reach out to us.
    • Competitions will be adjudicated by professional composers and performers.
    • The three most outstanding scores will be performed in public program by professional string muscians as part of the Prelude Chamber Music Camp from July 18 -23, 2021, at Friday Musicale.
    • Winners are highly encouraged to attend the performance on July 23rd, and possibly be a part of the performing ensemble.
    • All applicants will be notified by email regarding the outcome of the contest.



    • First Place: $1,000
    • Second Place: $500
    • Third Place: $250


July 23, 2021
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Prelude Chamber Music, Inc.
Friday Musicale


Friday Musicale
645 Oak St
Jacksonville, FL 32204 United States
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