Young Musicians Can Win Big in WDAV Competition

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Talented young musician listen up! Classical Public Radio 89.9 WDAV, with support of OrthoCarolina, is hosting its second annual Young Chamber Musicians Competition. Aspiring young ensembles and duos with members between the ages of 14-24 are invited to submit video performances for a chance to win their share of $4,500 in cash prizes.

Finalists will be invited to perform in a live, judged concert in May 2015 at Tyler-Tallman Hall on the Davidson College campus. Bill Lawing, professor and director of the jazz ensemble at Davidson College and Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Robert Moody are the selected judges. Submissions accepted until March 20.

And for parents of younger children who might be interested in trying out an instrument, be sure to check out our Enrichment Directory for music classes and programs throughout the area. What’s the best age for children to start lessons? You don’t want to start lessons too young, as they can become frustrated, but experts agree some may be ready as early as 6, and others between ages 8-10. But it’s never too early to introduce little ones to music. Experiencing music stimulates development in all areas of the brain, and is just fun. Crank up some tunes inside on this cold winter day and enjoy dancing, singing and just listening.