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25th Annual High School Chamber Music Competition

January 26, 2020 • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free to Attend

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Founded in 1995, the Rembrandt Chamber Musicians Annual High School Chamber Music Competition is widely regarded as one of the premier competitions of its kind in the Midwest, drawing participants from the Music Institute of Chicago, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Midwest Young Artists, and a variety of public and private schools throughout the region. Competition winners have gone on to prestigious careers in music with some holding positions in the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and San Diego Symphony Orchestras as well as the New York Philharmonic.

In addition to the prestige of being named Rembrandt Young Artists, winning groups receive cash prizes, master class instruction from Rembrandt musicians, and additional performance opportunities. 2020 competition winners will participate in the RYA Outreach Program with special performances at Evanston Township High School and the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago.

This year, the competition will be held on January 26, 2020, at Anderson Chapel – North Park University. It is free and open to the public. Rembrandt musicians and specially invited guest judges evaluate participating groups and provide valuable written feedback following the competition. Competition winners will perform at our second concert of the spring season on March 18 in Chicago and March 22 in Evanston as well as other venues in the area as opportunities arise.

We strongly encourage you to use our online form to apply this year rather than completing the printed form by hand.

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Watch a performance by the Alendo Quartet, last year’s winning ensemble.


January 26, 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free to Attend


Rembrandt Chamber Musicians