Saturday, March 6 at 11:00 a.m. | Virtual Showdown

Austin Chamber Music Center invites you to this year’s Coltman Chamber Music Competition Virtual Showdown on Saturday, March 6, 2021 to support some amazing musicians!

The 2021 Coltman Competition Virtual Showdown will be competitive for ensembles that are looking to capture prestige and recognition, and will also allow for more accessibility for the current COVID-19 environment. Up to thirty (10 Junior Division and 20 Senior Division) ensembles will be selected and featured in the virtual invitational. Cash prizes will be presented and bragging rights will be awarded through a People’s Choice Prize within each showdown event and YOU get to vote!!

The competition will take place virtually via Zoom webinar and will be FREE to attend when you register in advance.

Junior Division - Saturday, March 6 at 11:00 a.m. CST

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Senior Division Mixed Instrumental Category - Saturday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. CST

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Senior Division String & Piano Category - Saturday, March 6 at 5:00 p.m. CST

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KMFA Classical 89.5 is proud to be the media sponsor for the 2021 Coltman Chamber Music Competition.

Additional support is provided by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, Blackerby Violin Shop, and Texas Crystal Water Company.

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: FREE

Presenter Details

  • Name: Austin Chamber Music Center
  • Named after Austin Chamber Music Center founder Felicity Coltman, the Coltman Chamber Music Competition provides performance experience and expert commentary to advanced chamber ensembles along with cash prizes, scholarships and performance opportunities. The competition began locally in 2010, reaching extraordinary middle and high school ensembles from Austin and surrounding areas. After taking a year off to revamp the competition, and dividing the competition into junior and senior divisions, the first annual state-wide competition began in 2014 reaching more talented musicians from around Texas. The second annual competition went nationwide expanding to even more outstanding musicians from all around the country! The sixth annual competition expanded into multiple categories.