Chamber Music National Festival

part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha

Future Festival Dates: March 13-15, 2025 – Indianapolis, IN

Ensemble Application Deadlines: September 15, 2024

The Chamber Music National Festival is a non-competitive experience designed to offer educational growth and performance opportunities for individual students and scholastic music programs.

The Chamber Music National Festival offers wind and string musicians the opportunity to perform on a national stage and experience both professional coaching and student workshops, in an extraordinary, student-focused environment.

There are no ratings or rankings. Participants are encouraged to strive for innovation and develop an expanded awareness about the possibilities of chamber music.


  • A 20-minute performance, followed by 25-minute post-performance clinic
  • Recorded and written feedback from a panel of music educators
  • Concerts and immersive learning opportunities with world-class professional artists
  • Scheduled observation of concerts, which ensures a knowledgeable audience
  • Student workshops and additional coaching opportunities
  • Evening concerts featuring professional chamber groups, Honor Orchestra of America, Jazz Band of America, and Honor Band of America
  • Social events for students, social events for directors
  • Recognition package for each student and ensemble


Wind and/or string chamber ensembles ranging from trios to a maximum of 16 members are invited to apply. Each applicant will receive written and recorded feedback from the audition.

Up to 25 ensembles will be accepted. Up to 8 chamber ensembles from a single school may audition, with a maximum of four ensembles from a single school accepted.

A completed online Festival application form submitted with the audition recordings, administrator signatures, and application fee are required.

Invited chamber ensembles are obligated to stay at the Festival hotel and participate in the Festival packages. The cost of attendance will vary depending on the per-person Festival package selected.

Chamber ensemble musicians must not be members of ensembles accepted for the Festival’s other Featured or Invited ensembles or honor ensembles.

Application Deadlines for Chamber Ensembles: September 15, 2024.