Where to find chamber music on the web
- Earsense is an online chamber music database, which has customizable search options like nationality and gender of the composer, ensemble type, key signature, and dates of composition. The listing for each work includes helpful tools like links to scores and recordings and a glossary of terms.
- Educational Music Service is an online music company with sheet music of all kinds. They have a wonderful inventory and exceptional customer service.
- IMSLP.org gives you free access to thousands of pieces of music in the public domain (not under copyright). The site is fully searchable, and you can also browse by category including an instrumentation category.
- Trevco Music This website has a wonderful feature that allows you to search for pieces of music by plugging in the specific instrumentation (for ensembles including at least one double reed instrument).
Where to hear live chamber music in New Orleans
- Birdfoot Festival
- Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
- Crescent City Chamber Music Festival
- Friends of Music’s Concert Season
- Loyola University Montage Series
- Marigny Opera House
- Tulane’s Music at Midday Series
- UNO Musical Excursions
Local Educational Opportunities
- Birdfoot Festival Young Artist Chamber Music Program
- Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra
- Make Music NOLA
- Musaica’s Chamber Music Composition Workshop (for composers)
- Palacios’ House of Arts
- Ellis Marsalis Center for Music
- New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
Local Judges Available for Coaching
New Orleans has many wonderful musicians and educators eager to help your ensemble. If you are looking for a coach, send us an email with your name and contact information. We can help connect you to these passionate educators!
- Bruce Owen, Assistant Principal Viola
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
- Anna Herrera – Cello
Coach for Junior, High School, College and Community Divisions
- Randy Manning – Violin
Coach for Junior, High School, College and Community Divisions.
- Amelia Clingman – Viola
If you are a coach and would like your name and/or contact information listed here, please email us!
Lyrica Baroque does not have the capacity to organize and establish ensembles. However, we are eager to help as much as we can. Please contact us with any questions!
National Educational Opportunities
- Harlem Quartet Workshop at Music Mountain
- Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival
- Philadelphia International Music Festival featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra (music camp for pre-college students)
- Music House International featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra (intensive summer program for college students and young professionals)
If you are enrolled in a degree program, your university may have funding opportunities to help with travel costs.
Most cities have a general foundation (i.e. Greater New Orleans Foundation) that may have grant opportunities for individual artists. Check your local foundation for resources.
The Writing Center – University of Wisconsin
Music Inclusion Coalition – striving to make the study of music more accessible and inclusive through advocacy, technology, and support as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) students move from high school to the collegiate level so that they have opportunities to pursue music as a career.
Travel costs are the responsibility of the competing ensemble, including the live round competition and any and all in-person prize performances. NOLA Chamber Fest is available to help with ideas for fundraising, housing and travel needs. If you have additional questions please contact Jaren Atherholt at firstname.lastname@example.org.