NZCT Chamber Music Contest

The Contest is the perfect opportunity to encourage young musicians, regardless of standard or experience, to compose and to perform chamber music and strive towards excellence. This iconic secondary school musical event is held annually throughout the country in June and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. We’re looking forward to another 50 years of inspiring youth music-making and to celebrate the fantastic musicians and composers that have launched their careers through the Contest.

Check out all Contest 2018 dates HERE

GET ALONG TO A NZCT CHAMBER MUSIC CONTEST NEAR YOU:

2018 DISTRICT ROUNDS

2018 REGIONAL FINALS

2018 NATIONAL FINALS WEEKEND

2018 Dates at a Glance

Wednesday 7 February 2018
Contest Entries open - for both Instrumental Performance and Original Composition

Monday 14 May 2018
Original Composition scores must be submitted for judging

Tuesday 5 June - Friday 15 June 2018
District Rounds take place around the country

Monday 18 June 2018
Regional Finalists announced (36 groups)

Saturday 23 June 2018
Regional Finals take place in Auckland, Napier and Christchurch

Monday 25 June 2018
National semi-finalists announced (12 groups)
Original Composition winners announced 

Friday 3 August - Saturday 4 August 2018
National Finals Weekend, held in Christchurch

Enquiries

E: contest@chambermusic.co.nz
P: 0800 CONCERT (266 2378)