La Société de Musique de Chambre du Lakeshore

The Lakeshore Chamber Music Society

LCMS Student Competition - Saturday, March 17, 2018

Each year, as part of its concert series, the Lakeshore Chamber Music Society sponsors a Student Competition leading to a Student Concert. As teachers of young musicians living in the territory of the Lakeshore Chamber Music Society, your students are invited to submit applications to the Student Competition. The following age categories are eligible to compete:

Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Adair Hall, Union Church, 24 Maple Avenue, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Adjudicators will consider choice of program, interpretation, technical ability and stage presence.

The Competition and Concert are open to residents of the territory lying between the eastern boundaries of Dorval, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Roxboro and Pierrefonds and the western boundaries of Hudson, St. Lazare and Vaudreuil-Dorion. In the case of ensembles, at least 60% of the members of the ensemble must be residents of the above territory.

Students who require an accompanist are responsible for making their own arrangements.

The Audition Application Form and Regulations are available here. Please print copies as required.

IMPORTANT: One application form per student or ensemble.

IMPORTANT: Deadline date for applications is Saturday, February 24th 2018.

It will not be possible to consider any entries received after that date. Please note that, because of time limitations, the Society reserves the right to select candidates for the audition based on first come, first served. Therefore, early submission of applications is strongly advised.

Each applicant will be advised by email at what time he or she will be auditioning on Saturday, March 17th.

Applications should be mailed to:

Lakeshore Chamber Music Society
P.O. Box 10008 CSP Sainte-Anne
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 0A6

LCMS Student Concert - Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 2 pm

Audition participants will be informed by email within 7 days after the auditions whether or not they will play in the Concert. Each candidate will also receive by mail a written copy of the adjudicators' comments.

The concert, free admission with a goodwill offering, will take place on Sunday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Union Church, 24 Maple Avenue, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the concert to the outstanding students of the following: keyboard, strings, winds and ensembles in both Junior and Senior age groups.

Please note that students who have previously been awarded the First Prize in their age category and instrument group or the Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra Performance Award will not be eligible for a second such prize. They are, however, eligible to play again in the Concert and are encouraged to do so.

Parents are asked to let us know if they do not wish their child(ren) to be present in any of our published photos.

Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra Performance Award

Please note that at the end of the Student Concert on April 8th, the Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra will present their Performance Award. The winner(s) will be invited to play as soloist(s) with the Orchestra in one of the Orchestra's concerts during the 2018-19 Season.

The Award is open to string and wind instrument players only (also to ensembles made up of string or wind players). Unfortunately, it cannot be made open to pianists as there is no piano available in the Orchestra's concert hall. Representatives of the Orchestra will meet with the winner(s), and with his/her teacher once the Award is announced to select the composition to be played with the Orchestra.

Teachers are encouraged to discuss the Award with their students. Those students who wish to be considered for the Award need to be available to perform with the Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra either in the fall of 2018 or spring of 2019. They should indicate their interest on the Audition Application Form.

We look forward to receiving applications from your students.

Thank you,

Claudette Harland
Student Concert