Chamber Project STL Resident Ensemble for 19-20 YCC | Webster University

Chamber Project Saint Louis to be Resident Ensemble for the 2019-2020 CMS Young Composers Competition

July 29, 2019 

The Community Music School of Webster University welcomes Chamber Project Saint Louis as Resident Ensemble for the 2019-2020 Young Composers Competition.

For over 15 years, the Young Composers Competition (YCC) sponsored by Arden and Harry Fisher at the Community Music School of Webster University has recognized and encouraged the efforts of those between the ages of 12 and 21 who are involved in the creative process of composing music. Each year, competition winners works are performed and recorded by professional musicians during the Young Composers Competition Concert held in March. This year, Chamber Project Saint Louis will fulfill this important role, bringing these fresh new works to a broader public.

Chamber Project's Executive Director Dana Hotle says, "We are really excited to work with the next generation of composers. The passion and creativity they bring to their music is inspiring to us! 50% of our concert programming is music by living composers and opportunities like this competition are so important to the vitality of our art form - providing composers with a really high quality performance of their music is a key component of encouraging the next generation to grow and flourish as artists." 

Entries are currently being accepted for the 2019-2020 Young Composers Competition. Interested composers should visit www.webster.edu/cms-ycc for more information. The deadline for submissions is October 18, 2019 and winners are announced no later than January 10, 2020.


Chamber Project Saint Louis embraces the communicative and collaborative nature of chamber music to create interactive performances reflecting a 21st-century audience, and creates partnerships with both traditional and non-traditional venues, all types of artists, institutions, and the community.  Visit www.chamberprojectstl.org