String Ensemble Composition Contest

hosted by Prelude Chamber Music, Inc., and Friday Musicale 

sponsored by Sharon Scholl for Summer 2021


  • Open to everyone under 25 years of age
  • Compose a one-movement piece of music of approximately four minutes duration, scored for string trio or quartet
  • Deadline for submission: 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, 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

Please complete and sign this form. Return it along with your contest materials. 

CLOSED – No more submissions accepted at this time. Check back next year 2022.

Prelude Chamber Music concert finale at Friday Musicale: violins, viola, cellos

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