CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition 2023

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CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition 2023

May 23, 2023

CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition 2023

The CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition 2023 is open to all instruments, voice, and chamber ensembles. We encourage unique chamber ensemble combinations.

Concert Artists Guild is committed to supporting musicians who are ready to launch their careers on the national and international stage. CAG seeks exceptional instrumentalists, ensembles, and singers who are also thoughtful citizen musicians and have a commitment to connecting their music to the greater world. Artists who share these values are encouraged to apply to the 2023 Victor Elmaleh Competition.


Competition age limits as of January 20, 2023:
Solo instrumentalists: 28 (born on or after January 21, 1994)
Solo singers: 30 (born on or after January 21, 1992)
Ensembles must have an average age of no more than 30 as of January 20, 2023.
No member of the ensemble may be over the age of 35

  • If you are over the age limit, you must upload a statement in the Supplemental Materials section of the application explaining why you are in the early stages of your professional career.
  • Ensembles should have been in existence with the same membership since at least January 20, 2022 (12 months prior to the competition deadline).


CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition 2023 Timeline

  • November 8, 2022: Applications open
  • November 29, 2022 at 12pm ET: Instagram Live: How to Create a Successful Application, with Chris Williams (CAG Executive Vice President) and Ariel Horowitz (CAG Roster Violinist). Note: the conversation will not be archived.
  • December 9, 2022: Earlybird deadline (save $40 on the application fee)
    NB: in order to qualify for the earlybird discount, your application and fee must be submitted and paid by December 9
  • January 20, 2023: Final deadline
  • March 10, 2023: Semifinals materials deadline
  • May 23, 2023: Live Finals at National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY)



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