Chamber Fest Resources

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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. 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)

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)


University Resources
If you are enrolled in a degree program, your university may have funding opportunities to help with travel costs.

City Foundations
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. 

Grant Writing
The Writing Center – University of Wisconsin

Grant Opportunities

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