Welcome to the 9th Annual Coltman Competition!
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 will be held in-person at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music on March 26 & 27, 2022. Competition staff reserve the right to cancel or amend any or all of the 2022 competition.
COVID-19 Precautions: Competition staff urges all ensembles to abide by local and state health and safety guidelines. Our first priority is ensemble and community safety. We are closely monitoring the pandemic and its impact on in-person events. The competition will be following all City of Austin, CDC, and/or venue guidelines.
|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|
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.
Ensemble Prizes Winning ensembles will receive cash prizes, performance opportunities, and prestigious recognition.
Start an Ensemble Application
Online Application Ensembles can start an online application beginning Wednesday, January 12!
Judges for the semi-final and final rounds of the competition will be announced at a later date.
Volunteering March 25, 26 & 27
In order for the competition to run smoothly, volunteers are needed on Friday, 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, March 26 will feature remarkable musicians from around the country in the live semi-final rounds. Ensembles may include brass quintets, string quartets, piano trios, percussion ensembles and other ensembles mixed with winds, strings, harp, classical guitar, and piano. The final rounds will take place on Sunday, March 27. The competition takes place in the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music and admission is free! A schedule of events will be available as the competition draws near.