Chamber music Stl


Chamber Music Society of Saint Louis (CMSSL) has a long history of offering opportunities to the next generation of classical musicians. This annual competition offers select students the opportunity to participate as a Rader Young Artist. This includes performing on a CMSSL subscription concert, take part in a Master Class, and receiving a monetary prize. The program
culminates in a concert with ensembles comprised of Rader Young Artists performing with CMSSL musicians providing a unique mentorship opportunity.



·      There is no application fee for entering the competition

·      Piano accompaniment can be provided or use your own accompanist

·      Preliminary round, contestants play two pieces/sections of contrasting styles totaling 5 minutes

·      A jury of professional musicians will select contestants advanced to the final round

·      Final round will consist of ten minute performances open to the public and posted to YouTube

·      Following jury deliberation, winners will be announced and prizes awarded in a short ceremony


CMSSL artists are a superbly talented group dedicated to chamber music offering unique mentorship opportunities to area music students.
The Rader Young Artist Competition continues our tradition of connecting students
with the next generation of classical musicians.


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Scholarship Awards

Honorable mention and runner-up awards are at the discretion of the jury and may not necessarily be designated.

Grand Prize $1,000
Runner-up $500
Honorable mention $250
Rader Young Artist $150