JONATHAN MCCALL COLLEGE DIVISION
The Jonathan McCall College Division inspires, motivates, and educates through goal-oriented performances alongside their peers and learning opportunities with top-tier musicians. The division offers young musicians guidance and perspective on professionalism and the necessary steps to reach their goals, while bringing young people to New Orleans from across the Gulf South, promoting New Orleans’ thriving chamber music scene and community.
All College Division ensembles are required to submit a video recording for NCF’s 2021 festival. Because of this year’s virtual format, we will no longer require Preliminary Round Recordings.
- College includes groups whose members are enrolled in an undergraduate or associates program.
- Division determination is made based on the oldest age of any member in each ensemble. For example, if three members of a quartet are enrolled in an undergraduate program and the other member is enrolled in a graduate program, they should enter in the Graduate division.
- Musicians who currently reside in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Texas are eligible to apply.
- Ensembles entering in the College Division may not have a faculty or staff member as part of their ensemble.
- Each entering chamber ensemble should consist of 2 – 8 performers. If you have any questions about your ensemble’s eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINES + FEES
Video recordings must be submitted with the ensemble’s registration.
- Friday, November 13, 2020SUPER early-bird registration deadline
$35 per person
- Friday, February 5, 2021
Early-bird registration deadline
$50 per person
- Friday, February 19, 2021
LAST CALL registration deadline
$65 per person
Participation in the Judges’ Masterclasses is open to all registered ensembles, regardless of preliminary round results. Space may be limited depending on the number of applicants. More information, including masterclass schedules, will be sent via email.
Each individual musician is required to submit a registration and pay a full registration fee for each ensemble they register with. Participants may enter in up to three ensembles. There will be an opportunity to identify the participant’s additional ensembles on their registration form.
Each registration fee covers 1/3 of the cost of programming for each participant. The other 2/3 of the fees are waived to make our festival more affordable. These heavy subsidies are made possible through generous donations. Donations of all sizes are welcome. If you are unable to make a donation, please consider volunteering. Encourage family, friends and employers to show their support by attending concerts and events, and/or making a donation. Donations can be made by check, cash, or online with a credit/debit card.
Please email us with any questions or concerns regarding the registration fee. NOLA Chamber Fest will do its best to assist you with any concerns regarding financial needs.
A non-refundable registration fee for each participant must be included with the registration form. To register and pay online, click the register button and fill out the online registration form via Active.
VIDEO RECORDING SUBMISSION
Upon submitting your group’s registration, please have one member of your group email the following two items to email@example.com:
- Link(s) to a private YouTube video of your performance. If possible, please provide a separate link for each piece.
- A digital copy or scanned score of your competition repertoire in PDF form. If no full score is available, please send copies of each part.
For information and tips on recording your video, please visit our Resources page. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding repertoire requirements, or submission of materials.
PRIZES (per ensemble)
Cash prizes will be mailed to winning ensembles.
- $500 cash 1st prize
- $300 cash 2nd prize
- $200 cash 3rd prize.
- 1st prize will perform in the Interface Masterclass with Aizuri Quartet on Sunday, March 21, 2021.
- 1st prize will perform in the Winners Showcase. The Winners Showcase has been postponed to a later date.
Included with your registration fee:
- Free access to the virtual Catalyst Quartet performance on UNO’s Musical Excursions series.
- Free access to the virtual Aizuri Quartet performance on the Friends of Music series.
- Detailed comment sheets from each of the Guest Artist Judges.
- Perform in the Judges’ Masterclasses on Saturday, March 20, 2021, led by our Guest Artist Judges. Participation in the Judges’ Masterclasses is open to all registered ensembles, regardless of preliminary round results. Space may be limited depending on the number of applicants. More information, including masterclass schedules, will be sent via email.
- Results will be announced March 15, 2021 via email, social media and the NCF website.
- Comment sheets will be provided within six weeks of the festival.
*Now that NCF 2021 is virtual, ensembles are expected to participate in as many festival events as possible.