Charleston International Music Competition

Upcoming CompetitionsApplication DeadlineResults
20th Century Music CompetitionMay 15June 10
19th Century Music CompetitionJune 15July 10
18th Century Music CompetitionJuly 15August 10
2023 World Music CompetitionAugust 15September 10
2023 Contemporary Music CompetitionSeptember 15October 10
2023 European Music CompetitionOctober 15November 10
2023 Romantic Music CompetitionNovember 15December 10
2023 International Piano CompetitionDecember 15January 10
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See Our Most Recent Winners Here

Most Exceptional Performer

Our judges named May Hachiya as the recipient of the 2023 Spring Most Exceptional Performer $300 Prize for her virtuosic performance in the 2023 Spring Music Competition.

Other Most Exceptional Performers

Performer of the Month

Dhevan Lotama is our Performer of the Month for receiving the most views on our YouTube channel for April 2023 and is the recipient of the April 2023 Performer of the Month $300 Prize.

Teacher of the Month

Elaine Shin’s Students

Elaine Shin is our Teacher of the Month for having the most students selected as winners for April 2023.

Previous Monthly Winners

Most Devoted Performer

Take Lessons With Our Judge Frantisek Brikcius

LMFL Summer Cello Masterclasses with Cellist Frantisek Brikcius in Llandovery Wales (UK)
XXV. Anniversary International Summer Music Course
(10th to 24th July 2023)

Daily one-to-one 60 minutes cello lessons, plus chamber music, orchestra, choir, languages (French, …), etc.

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Online Cello Masterclasses with Cellist Frantisek Brikcius

Individual remote cello lessons and cello master classes online via Zoom or Skype.

All ages and levels welcome. Cca 60 minutes long + cca 5 minutes for technical set up.

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The Charleston International Music Competition believes in the importance of showcasing musical talent from around the globe. All distinguished winners will receive prizes and recognition without the need to travel. Winners and their music teachers will receive personalized certificates of recognition, their portrait photo and music biography will be published on the results page of our website, and their performance will be shared on our YouTube channel.

Instruments include but are not limited to piano, violin, cello, voice, trumpet, flute, horn, bass, saxophone, oboe, drums, harp, French horn, clarinet, viola, guitar, organ, harpsichord, bassoon, marimba, piccolo, tuba, guzheng, trombone, tarogato, percussion, mandolin, and euphonium.

What Others Say About Us:

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The University Of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, Department Of MusicAlyssa Hironaka
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins UniversityYoo Jin Lee
The University Of Arizona Flute StudioKaissy Yau
Chicago Youth Symphony OrchestraJoshua Wolford, Bianca Ciubancan, Tessa Olson, and Elijah Park
University of Nebraska at OmahaSimon Philip Olivares
University of Nebraska at OmahaYimeng Xu
Fremont Mission Music InstituteVishal Yathish
Music Institute of ChicagoYaejin Shin
Southern Highland NewsJessica Morgan Howell
Amanda Jeane Vega Carrera
Belmont UniversityAriel Nicole Redmond
The Northern LightTimothy Schrader
Yingwen LewisHaoqing Ye
Neela Gooty
Ryan Qingyu Zhao
Jenni BrandonSydney Scherer, Roddy Terrell, and Kassandra Ormsby
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