SAVE THE DATE: The 10th Annual Coltman Competition will be held on March 4 & 5, 2023 at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music.
Named after Austin Chamber Music Center founder, Felicity Coltman, the Coltman Chamber Music Competition provides performance experience and expert commentary to advanced chamber ensembles along with cash prizes and performance opportunities.
The 9th Annual Coltman Competition was held in-person at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music on March 26 & 27, 2022. Congrats to all of the semi-finalists, finalists, and winners!!
2022 Ensemble Prizes
Ensemble Prizes Winning ensembles will receive cash prizes, performance opportunities, and prestigious recognition.
|Wednesday, January 12, 2022||Online submission opens|
|Tuesday, February 1, 2022||Submission deadline for all application materials for both the Junior and Senior Division Categories at 11:59 PM (CST)|
|Week of February 21, 2022||Applicants notified of pre-screening audition results|
|Saturday, March 26, 2022||Live semi-final rounds|
|Sunday, March 27, 2022||Live final rounds|
|Saturday, March 4 & Sunday, March 5, 2023||Save the Date: 10th Annual Coltman Competition|
2022 Eligibility Requirements & Regulations
2022 Senior Division Categories Eligibility and Regulations.pdf
Ensemble members must be an average age of 18 to 30 on 3/26/22
2022 Junior Division Categories Eligibility and Regulations.pdf
Ensemble members must be an average age of 18 or under on 3/26/22 — However, if any member(s) of the ensemble are in college then the ensemble should submit a Senior Division application
Frequently Asked Questions
Coltman FAQs Page After looking through the Eligibility Requirements and Regulations, if your ensemble has a question, please visit the Coltman FAQs page before emailing competition staff.
2022 Live Semi-Final and Final Round Judges
Gregory Allen, piano, The University of Texas at Austin
Norman Fischer, cello, Rice University
Michael Garasi, instrumental, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Marisa Ishikawa, violin, Carpe Diem String Quartet
Jeanne Kierman Fischer, piano, Rice University
Franz Krager, orchestral conductor, University of Houston
Todd Oxford, saxophone, Texas State University
Ebonee Thomas, flute, The Dallas Opera
In order for the competition to run smoothly, volunteers are needed on Saturday and Sunday. If you’re interested in volunteering opportunities please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Some of the duties will include: Contestant check-in at the registration desk, monitoring warm-up rooms, assisting judges, escorting contestants to and from performance areas, helping with awards ceremony, greeting and welcoming contestants as they enter the competition spaces, set and tear down, etc.
Attending The Competition
Hear extraordinary music performed by musicians who will knock your socks off! Saturday will feature remarkable musicians from around the country in the live semi-final rounds. Ensembles may include woodwind quintets, string quartets, piano trios, and other ensembles mixed with winds, strings, brass, and piano. The final rounds will take place on Sunday. The competition takes place in the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music and admission is free!