CIMF Concerto Competition

We are thrilled to invite all youth musicians applying to the Summer 2023 COPP program to participate in the festival’s first-ever concerto competition. Open to all instruments, the winning musician will perform their piece with the CIMF Orchestra, led by conductor Eric Mahl, on Thursday, August 10, 2023. The winning musician will rehearse with the orchestra during the COPP program and receive instruction from CIMF artist-faculty and guest artists throughout the week. This competition will be a wonderful experience, not just for the winner, but for all applicants, who go through the process of putting together a concerto movement, performing it publicly with an accompanist, and receiving feedback. We look forward to hearing all the musicians who choose to enter the competition and to the winner’s performance with the CIMF Orchestra.

The concerto competition will take place on May 21, 2023 from 2:00-6:00 PM at the First Congregational Church in Ridgefield, CT.

To apply for the competition, you must have already submitted and application to the Summer 2023 Chamber & Orchestra Performance Program (COPP).

For rules and competition application, click the button below.

Click HERE for Concerto Competition Rules.

Click HERE for Printable Application.


Click HERE for Online Application.