NZCT Chamber Music Contest

NZCT Chamber Music Contest 2014 group - Appalachian Octet

The New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest is the longest running youth music competition in New Zealand.

Presented annually by Chamber Music New Zealand, it is the only nationwide chamber music competition for young secondary school musicians and composers in the country.

The purpose of the Contest is to encourage young musicians regardless of standard or experience, to perform together and strive towards excellence. It also aims to provide an opportunity for musical activities within schools to have a link with the wider community at both a local and national level.

Keen to enter?

Entries for the 2015 contest will open Monday 9 February 2015.

Check out the latest details on the upcoming contest including the Rules & Conditions, the new Regional Finals, the list of Awards and all the important dates.

See what information is needed when entering and get great tips / advice from composing to repertoire choice to rehearsal and performance.

And finally be spurred on by previous years' performances and prize-winners!

Chamber Music New Zealand gives thanks -

To the wonderful sponsors and funders who make the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest possible, we thank you!


New Zealand Community TrustJames Wallace Arts TrustKBB Music

ABRSMSOUNZ - Centre for New Zealand Music