Based in Charleston, South Carolina, the Charleston International Music Competition strives to discover and promote talented musicians of all ages and nationalities and reward their efforts with prizes and recognition.

Our Most Recent Winners

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Click here to apply to our 2021 Contemporary Music Competition by September 15th!

Most Exceptional Performer

Our judges named Mikhail Maurice Johnson as the recipient of the 2021 Americas Most Exceptional Performer $100 Prize for his virtuosic performance in the 2021 Americas Music Competition.

Other Most Exceptional Performers

Most Devoted Performer

Ananda María Domínguez Kesselman is our Most Devoted Performer for winning First Prize in 5 competitions.

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Performer of the Month

Michael Zhang is our Performer of the Month for receiving the most views on our YouTube channel for August 2021 and is the recipient of the August 2021 Performer of the Month $100 Prize.

Teacher of the Month

Yang Cheng’s Students

Yang Cheng is our Teacher of the Month for having the most students selected as winners for August 2021.

Previous Monthly Winners

Upcoming Competitions Application Window Results
2021 Contemporary Music Competition September 1 – 15October 10
2021 Autumn Music Competition October 1 – 15November 10
2021 Romantic Music Competition November 1 – 15December 10


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