Young Composers Competition 2022

hosted by Prelude Chamber Music, Inc. 

sponsored by Sharon Scholl for Summer 2022


  • For composers ages 15 -24
  • Compose a one-movement piece of music of approximately four minutes or less in duration, scored for string trio or quartet
  • Deadline for submission: May 15, 2022
  • No entry fee
  • 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 Festival from on Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Jacksonville, FL 32204.
  • 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.
  • All winners should expect to provide a headshot and signed media and performance release form so that your competition may be performed.
  • Any material provided to us should be your original works.
  • There should be no expectation of compensation other than the prize awards if selected.


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

Please complete and submit your entries via this form. 


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