Chesapeake Music brings renowned musicians to delight, engage and surprise today's audiences, and educate, inspire and develop tomorrow's.
Lerman Gold Prize $10,000
Silver Prize $5,000
Audience Choice Prize $500
September 1, 2021: Applications Open
November 1, 2021: Applications Close
January 7, 2022: Finalists Announced
April 1-3, 2022: Competition Weekend Live – Activities Allocated in Easton, Maryland
June 17, 2022: Winner performs at Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival (date TBD)
Our Finalists Enjoy:
- Free housing on welcoming estates.
- Performing for 45 minutes before an appreciative audience at the historic Ebenezer Theater in Easton, Maryland.
- Judging by a panel of three eminent professionals.
- The opportunity to win one of the country’s most generous chamber music prizes.
- An elegant brunch where judges provide private, in-depth critiques of each ensemble’s performance.
- An additional performance opportunity at a local venue.
- Exposure to presenting organizations and agents who are invited to watch the Competition.
Past Finalists have high praise for our supportive environment.
As one ensemble stated,
“We felt like the audience was breathing with us.”
Tara Helen O’Connor
Scott St. John