2014 INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE COMPETITION

Rules and Regulations

 

Each participating chamber music ensemble is required to submit an application in both electronic and paper form by February 15, 2014.

To submit electronically please fill out the application form and e-mail it to info@cmfone.org. All ensembles must include an unedited DVD of audition material in the mailing of their paper form application. The DVD, application fee and the copy of the application shoud be mailed to:

Chamber Music Foundation of New England
106 Kenrick Street
Boston, MA 02135

Categories and age groups

 

ICMEC is open to student and professional ensembles of all ages and nationalities. The following ensemble categories will compete within their respective age groups:

Sonata Duo
Piano Duo (four hand, two piano)
Piano Ensemble (Trio, Quartet or Quintet)
Ensemble with Winds
Jazz & Folk Ensemble
String Ensembles
Vocal Chamber Groups
Percussion

Age Groups:

Group I Age 13 and Under
Group II Age 14 to 18
Group III Age 19 to 25
Group IV Age 26 and older

ICMEC Awards and Award Ceremony

 

2014 Gold Medal Winning Ensemble will receive a cash award of $2,000 and will be invited to perform in 2014-2015 Concert Series in New England.

2014 Silver Medal Winning Ensemble will receive a cash award of $1,000 and will be invited to perform in 2014-2015 Concert Series in New England.

2014 Bronze Medal Winning Ensemble will receive a cash award of $500 and will be invited to perform in 2014-2015 Concert Series in New England.

The Award Ceremony will follow the 2014 ICMEC final competition round at the Boston University School of Music Concert Hall in Boston. The ICMEC final round participants will receive 2014 ICMEC Laureate Certificates. The 2014 ICMEC gold, silver and bronze medal recipients will receive medals and cash prizes.

Selection process

 

Preliminary Round:

Each competing chamber ensemble must submit an unedited good sound quality DVD of their audition piece together with an application form and entrance fee by February 15, 2014.

Second Round:

Ensembles that pass the preliminary DVD round will be invited to participate in a second round live audition in Boston, MA on March 8, 2014. Participants will compete in their age groups and categories. The best performing ensembles regardless of their age category will receive a 2014 ICMEC Laureate Certificate and will participate in the final round of 2014 ICMEC competition.

Final Round:

The 2014 ICMEC final round will be held at Boston University School of Music in Boston on March 9, 2014. The finalists will compete for the 2014 ICMEC Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. This round is open to public and entrance is free of charge.

The decisions of the judges are final.

Repertoire

 

The repertoire for the DVD recording must be a composition of one or several movements or a group of compositions not exceeding 30 minutes. It is advisable to present repertoire, which will showcase different styles.

The repertoire for the second round of the ICMEC can be different from the DVD repertoire but has to be the same as the Final Round and cannot exceed 20 minutes.

FAQ about the repertoire

 

Are transcriptions allowed?
Yes, they are, unless it is a concerto for solo instrument and orchestra. Concerto transcriptions ARE NOT allowed.

Can we play different short pieces?
Yes, you can, however the time allowed is 30 minutes for the DVD and 20 minutes for live audition.

Are excerpts from a single movement allowed?
No, only whole movements are allowed.