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ENCOURAGING YOUNG MUSICIANS

The Society of American Musicians was founded in 1914 with the intent of promoting the best interests of music in America, and maintaining the highest standards of musicianship. Through the competition, its awards, and performance opportunities, the Society offers assistance and encouragement to young musicians and promising artists.

The Society of American Musicians hosts an annual competition each spring for a wide range of instruments: cello, flute, guitar, piano, viola, and violin.

Instrumentalists (16 & under), who currently reside in the United States, are eligible to participate in the primary through intermediate divisions: 2017 Competition Application

Participants of the intermediate divisions will receive a $200 scholarship to the Music Institute of Chicago’s Chamber Music ProgramScholarships are applicable only for the first-time registrants.

Thank you to the Music Institute of Chicago for their generous support

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2017 YOUNG ARTIST DIVISION

The Society of American Musicians cordially invites young artists currently residing in the United States, under the age of 22, to participate in the Young Artist Competition for Cello, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Viola and Violin.

2017 Young Artist Repertoire.