Applicants must submit a link to YouTube video of their ensemble 's performance, entrance fee of $60 per person and completed application form by March 1, 2024.
Late application may be accepted by March 10 with a late fee of $90 per ensemble.
Please, enter Ensemble Name in the notes in the payment section.
The fee is non-refundable.
ICMEC is open to student and professional ensembles of all ages and nationalities. The following ensemble categories are accepted to compete within their respective age groups:
The age group is determined by the oldest member of the group.
All final round participants will receive 2024 ICMEC Laureate Certificates and trophies.
2024 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals Winning Ensembles will be chosen by the jury from all finalists and will receive Laureate Certificates, medals and cash awards.
They also might be invited to perform in 2025-2026 Chamber Music Foundation Concert Series Concert Series.
The Award Ceremony will follow the 2024 ICMEC final competition round at Williams Hall of the New England Conservatory in Boston on April 7, 2024.
Each competing chamber ensemble must submit a YouTube video of their audition piece.
Ensembles that pass the preliminary submission round will be invited to participate in The Semi Final Round live audition in Boston, MA on April 6, 2024
Semi Final Round
Participants will compete in their age groups. The best performing ensembles
of the Semi Finals will be invited to participate in the Final Round on April 7th.
This round is closed to public.
The 2024 ICMEC final round will be held at Williams Hall of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston on April 7th.
The finalists will compete for the 2024 ICMEC Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. This round is open to public and entrance is free of charge.
The decisions of the judges are final.
The repertoire for the recording for preliminary round must be a composition of one or few movements or a group of compositions not exceeding 15 minutes.
The repertoire for the Semi Final round of the ICMEC can be the same or different from the initial submission but has to be the same as the Final Round and cannot exceed 15 minutes.