• What's new for 2018?

    The competition is now open to pre-college students living in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, and performing in groups of 3-8 musicians.

    As a pilot project, we have added a non-classical category called CREATIVE.  Read More...

  • Winners of 2017 Competition

    The top winners in the 2017 sixth annual SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition were announced on Sunday, March 19 at the Finalists’ Recital held in Sundin Music Hall of Hamline University. The Grand Prize ensemble will perform on Friday, April 28 in the Martinelli Foyer of the Ordway Center preceding a Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra concert. Videos of all performances from this year’s Finalists’ Recital can be viewed on the organization’s YouTube channel.The competition...  Read More...

  • Donovan Quintet playing at CAYO Fundraiser

    The Donovan Quintet performed on April 12 at a fund-raiser to launch a cultural exchange program for Cuban and American musicians between the ages of 14 and 19 to study and perform together over the course of a month, beginning in the summer of 2018. The national program is called called CAYO - Cuban American Youth Orchestra.    Read More...

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