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Sedrel Briggs Chamber Music Competition

January 26, 2020

Due to restrictions of the pandemic, the Drake University Honor Orchestra Festival for 2021 is canceled.  

The Music Department at Drake University is proud to host the inaugural Sedrel Briggs Chamber Music Competition.  

The competition is open to any string ensemble (minimum three members, with or without piano) for all high school age students in Grades 9-12.   In addition to over $2000 in prizes, the first place winners will have the opportunity to perform at the Zenith Chamber Music Festival, sharing the stage with professional artists from the United States and around the world.  Please contact Ashley Sandor Sidon or Maureen Yuen with any questions.

Application Information
Performance details
  • Prepare two contrasting movements or stand-alone works by the same or different composers
  • Performance time is not to exceed 25 minutes
  • The competition will take place in Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University. 
  • Practice rooms will be available at the Harmon Fine Arts Center starting at 8 am. 
Competition Awards**  
  • First Place:  $1500
  • Second Place:  $700
  • Third Place:  $400
Judges include:
Nicholas Roth
Ashley Sandor Sidon
Maureen Yuen
 **The competition jury reserves the right to withhold prizes and to award honorable mentions as warranted.
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