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Junior Division

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Junior Division

The Junior Division inspires and motivates through goal-oriented performance and learning opportunities for students in elementary and middle school, offering young musicians gentle, supportive guidance and perspective on playing their instruments individually and with others. Participants are introduced to the world of chamber music, attend concerts featuring professional ensembles, and are encouraged to seek out instruction and guidance from local music educators as they continue on this rewarding path.




  • Junior Division ensembles consist of students who are in 4th-8th grades during the 2021-2022 academic school year.  
  • Division determination is based on the highest grade level in the ensemble. For example, if three members of a quartet are in 4th-8th grade and the fourth member is in high school, your ensemble should enter in the High School Division.
  • Each entering chamber ensemble should consist of 2 – 6 performers.
  • Musicians who currently reside in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida are eligible to apply.



Friday, December 3, 2021 early bird registration ends at 11:59 PM
$60 per ensemble

Friday, February 25, 2022 registration ends at 11:59 PM
$120 per ensemble

All registration fees are nonrefundable. 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.




Profound thanks for offering my students the opportunity and motivation to take their artistic skills to a higher level. They now have a much deeper understanding of the value of thoughtful, consistent, and rigorous preparation. At the same time, they know instinctively that their carefully crafted, enthusiastic performance deeply moves their audience.

String Program Director & Music Dept. Chair, Lusher Charter School

PRIZES (per ensemble)

Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners

Included with your registration fee:

  • Free access to the online International Masterclass with Catalyst Quartet on March 25, 2022.
  • Free access to the Opening Performance of Catalyst Quartet on March 25, 2022.
  • Free access to the Winners Masterclass with Musicians from Marlboro on March 27, 2022.
  • Participation in the Junior Division Masterclass with Musicians from Marlboro on March 27, 2022.
  • Access to the Festival Finale performance of Musicians from Marlboro on March 28, 2022.



  • Results will be announced March 18, 2022 via email, social media, and the NCF website. 
  • Comment sheets will be provided within six weeks of the festival.