Coltman Chamber Music Competition

Begun in the spring of 2010, the annual nationwide Coltman Chamber Music Competition provides performance experience and expert commentary to advanced applicants. Winners of the competition are offered a cash prize in addition to multiple performance opportunities including a live-broadcast on KMFA 89.5.

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, scholarships and performance opportunities. The competition began locally in 2010, reaching extraordinary middle and high school ensembles from Austin and surrounding areas. After taking a year off to revamp the competition, and dividing the competition into junior and senior divisions, the first annual state-wide competition began in 2014 reaching more talented musicians from around Texas. The second annual competition went nationwide expanding to even more outstanding musicians from all around the country! The sixth annual competition expanded into multiple categories.

Important Dates

March 6-7, 2021

8th Annual Coltman Competition, Save the Date!

More information will be available in October, please check back.

Competition Location

University of Texas at Austin
Butler School of Music
2406 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, TX 78712

Contact Information

coltman@austinchambermusic.org

Division Categories

Senior Division Categories: Ensemble must be an average age of 18 to 30

  1. String & Piano Category (violin, viola, cello, string bass, piano)
  2. Mixed Instrumental Category (woodwind, brass, percussion, string, harp, classical guitar, piano ensembles)

Junior Division Categories: Ensemble must be an average age of 18 or under

  1. String & Piano Category (violin, viola, cello, string bass, piano)
  2. Mixed Instrumental Category (woodwind, brass, percussion, string, harp, classical guitar, piano ensembles)

Eligibility Requirements & Regulations

Volunteering

If you’re interested in volunteering opportunities please contact us at coltman@austinchambermusic.org for more information.

Attending The Competition

Hear extraordinary music performed by musicians who will knock your socks off! Ensembles may include brass quintets, string quartets, piano trios, percussion ensembles and other ensembles mixed with winds, strings, harp, and piano. Admission is free! More information will be available as the competition nears.

2020 Coltman Schedule of Events

2020 Live Competition Judges

Faith DeBow, piano
Jack Delaney, conductor
Robert Freeman, piano
Misha Galaganov, viola
Steve Girko, clarinet
Jacob Harrison, conductor
Michael Jacobson, saxophone
Prudence McDaniel, cello

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