Festival Scholars
Applications Due April 18th

Festival Scholars: July 30 - August 7, 2021

Daily Schedule: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and evening concerts

Location: Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Tuition: Free


Audition/Application Due: April 18, 2021

Individual Application Fee: $30

Pre-formed quartet Application Fee: $30 per individual


Audition/Application Requirements:

  1. Complete the online application.

  2. Submit a letter of recommendation (PDF or Word document accepted). Send Letters to office@heartlandchambermusic.org

  3. Submit recordings with TWO contrasting selections, for a total length of 15-20 minutes, to best showcase the range of your abilities and musicianship (Youtube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or Google Drive links only)

  4. Recording web links can be submitted in your online application or e-mailed to office@heartlandchambermusic.org.

Festival Scholars is a tuition-free opportunity for 8 highly-gifted musicians to receive intense chamber music coaching with the festival artistic director, Jackie Lee and festival guest artists the Rolston Quartet, the First-prize winner of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, and the recipient of Cleveland Quartet Award. Scholars also perform live on Kansas Public Radio and are featured in their own performance on August 6th in Yardley Hall.

Heartland Chamber Music Festival is a partnership with Midwest Trust Center at JCCC.

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2021 Update

We are excited to celebrate our 20th-anniversary making music together in person! The faculty artists are hired, and our artists in residence have been booked and students are enrolling!


We are working closely with our partners at Midwest Trust and are monitoring the public health situation and the recommendations and guidelines of the CDC. Our goal is for everything to be conducted in person as safe as possible. We all must remain flexible and know that plans may change along the way. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and guests will remain our highest priority throughout the festival. If we are unable to host the entire festival in person all but $50 of your application fee will be refunded. The remaining $50 will cover your enrollment in a virtual version of the festival.