Please note that students must be available for all of the Festival Dates to participate.


No application will be considered without completing the following 
2 steps: 

Heartland Chamber Music Festival
and Junior Festival

1. Complete the registration form     and pay the $150 Application fee

2. Schedule your LIVE audition:
 OR Email
a recording/link to:



A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.  To apply, fill out the following form and submit at the time of your audition. No late applications will be accepted.


Festival and 

Junior Festival

       Live Auditions:          April 21, 4:00-7:00    
April 23,  9:00-2:00

JCCC, Room 126 in the Carlsen Center

Repertoire for auditions:

  1. a solo of your            choice  

  2. excerpts

Please choose an audition excerpt from our list of excerpts (Excerpt A, B and C-1, C-2) best showcasing your level of playing and musicianship. Applicants who choose to play Excerpts C must play both Excerpts C-1 and C-2.




possible sight-reading at live auditions

Recorded or Emailed auditions must be postmarked by April 15 for priority consideration


Audition Results will be emailed to you by May 1


12-15 year olds:

You could qualify for either the Festival or the Junior Festival and placement will be decided by the committee after your audition.



$850 due May 15

NO LATE registration


Junior Festival

$600 due May 15

NO LATE registration


Room and Board

Housing is available at the Hawthorne Suites, Overland Park.

A hot breakfast will be served at the hotel. Each student should bring additional money for lunch and dinner. HCM will provide adult supervision for students 16 and older. Students under 16 must be accompanied by their own chaperones. The hotel will provide a daily shuttle to JCCC.

All student reservations should be made directly to the Hawthorne Suites by calling 913-344-8100 and telling them you are with the HCM Festival.

Hawthorne Suites, Overland Park


Heartland Chamber Music is an award-winning student chamber music Academy in the heart of Kansas City. Each summer over 100 string and piano students, ages 8-26 from all over the world gather for the Heartland Chamber Music Festival in Overland Park, Kansas at Johnson County Community College. Students receive instruction from internationally renowned music faculty and present free summer concerts in Yardley Hall. Our music school provides year-round chamber music education, and private lessons in both Suzuki and the traditional method, taking place at the Barstow School. Our young artists also have the opportunity to audition for The Camerata Chamber Orchestra for additional Outreach performance opportunities.

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