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Barnett Chamber Music Competition

March 17

A close up shot of a cello being played.

The twelfth annual A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Chamber Music Competition will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2024, in Anne & Howard Gottlieb Hall at Merit School of Music in Chicago.

The competition is open to musicians aged 18 and under with two divisions:

  • Strings and Piano
  • Winds, Brass, and Percussion

Contestants will be competing for $11,000 in cash prizes. There are prizes for winners in each of the two divisions, as well as an award for the overall winner. There is also a special award for the top finishing group from Merit School of Music.

The Barnett Chamber Music Competition is free and open to the public. 

To learn more and apply to the competition, please visit our Barnett Chamber Music Competition page.


Merit School of Music
38 S Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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