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 between $500 and $1,000, in eight categories, for individuals and ensembles ages 12-25.

 

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

Application Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019 Application Form Download

Live Audition Date (by invitation only): Sunday, June 2, 2019

Young Stars of Maine Prize Winners Concert: Sunday, June 16, 2019, 4PM at the Rockport Opera House

 

YOUNG STARS OF MAINE PRIZE PROGRAM PRIZE CATEGORIES

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 string instrumentalists
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.

NEW THIS YEAR!
The Anna Bereziuk and Lindley Wood Prize for Ensemble Endeavors of $500 per musician
3-5 musicians, classical, jazz, and/or improvisation
Ages 25 and under

The award recognizes excellence in envisioning the composer’s intention, the composition’s demands and a shared teamwork in order to offer the audience a transformative experience.