2017 GUIDE TO TOP COMPETITIONS

Plowman Chamber Music Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Plowman Chamber Music Competition celebrated its inaugural year in 2006. It provides an opportunity for non-professional musicians to perform in front of an outstanding panel of nationally chosen judges for the cash awards that include a grand prize of $5,000.
MAIN OFFICE
c/o Odyssey / First Baptist Church
1112 East Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201-4910
UNITED STATES
info@plowmancompetition.org
WEBSITE
http://www.plowmancompetition.org/
ELIGIBILITY
Open to instrumental ensembles of three to six players. Members must be interested in, or already pursuing a career in music. However, ensembles with management as of April 8, 2017 are not eligible. The ensemble may not have more than one piano. Piano is also the only keyboard instrument eligible in the competition.
The Plowman Chamber Music Competition is unable to accommodate ensembles that require more than five minutes to set-up and tear-down time (i.e., numerous percussion instruments, complex electronic set-ups, etc.). The ensemble is responsible for arranging for, and/or bringing their own instruments and music.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • Woodwinds • Brass • Percussion
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Jury chair(s) Joel Krosnick, cello (former member, Juilliard String Quartet)
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline February 20, 2017
Application notes DVD application is February 13, 2017; February 20 is a late deadline that must be accompanied with a late fee.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
April 8, 2017, First Baptist Church, Columbia, Missouri
FINALS (live rounds)
April 9, 2017, Missouri Theatre, Columbia, Missouri
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2015 Cardinal Winds
2013 Project Fusion
2011 Akropolis Reed Quintet
2008 Jasper String Quartet
2006 The Manhattan Piano Trio
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