Young Stars of Maine Prize Program

YOUNG STARS OF MAINE PRIZE PROGRAM For more than 50 years, Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School has had an annual prize program to recognize, encourage, and reward young Maine music students who are serious in their study and performance of music. Prize awards are $1,000, in seven categories, for individuals and ensembles ages 11-25.

The following are important dates for this year’s program and a link to download the application form:

Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017 Application Form Download

Live Audition Date (by invitation only): Saturday, April 1, 2017

Young Stars of Maine Prize Winners Concert: Sunday, April 30, 2017 4PM at the Rockport Opera House

PRIZES AND ELIGIBILITY

The Eleanor Erdman and Diane Nixon Vocal Excellence Prize of $1000
Open to solo vocalists
Age minimum: 12 years old, Age maximum: 25 years old.

The A. H. Chatfield, Jr. Piano Prize of $1000
Open to solo pianists
Age minimum: 14 years old, Age maximum: 22 years old.

Summer Strings Prize of $1000
Open to solo violin, viola, cello and bass
Age minimum: 15 years old, Age maximum: 24 years old.

The Jean and Harvey Picker Senior Prize of $1000
Instrumental or vocal, solo
Age minimum: 18 years old, Age maximum: 22 years old.

The Elsie Bixler Junior Prize of $1000
Instrumental, solo
Age minimum: 12 years old, Age maximum: 17 years old.

Ezra Rachlin Prize for Excellence of $1000
Instrumental or vocal, solo
Age minimum: 16 years old, Age maximum: 25 years old.

The Nathan E. Corning Jazz Prize of $1000
Instrumental or vocal, solo or group
Age minimum: 15 years old, Age maximum: 23 years old.

 


 

The Bay Chamber Approach
  • Thoughtful Student Placement
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Access to Live Performance
  • Professional Musicians/Educators
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Individualized Goal Setting and Evaluations

"Emma left your lesson yesterday feeling so well-strong, happy and....just...well, set free"
--Pam Walsh, Music School Student Parent