Festival Application Registration Deadline

May 2, 2021

The Heartland Chamber Music Festival is an exciting 9 days of chamber music, orchestra, master classes, and student, faculty, and guest performances!  Each summer, string players and pianists ages 12-30 are selected by audition to work one-on-one with internationally renowned faculty members who have gathered for the festival with the purpose of inspiring and nurturing the students' development.  

Sixteen students will be selected to perform with the Camerata Chamber Orchestra and perform live on KPR during the Festival!

All performances take place in Yardley Hall or Polsky Theatre at the Midwest Trust Center at JCCC.  

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


Festival Dates: July 30 - August 7, 2021

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

Festival Location: Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Tuition: $875


**No live auditions this year**


Audition Requirements & Information: Click Here

Video recordings must be received by May 2, 2021. 
Weblinks can be submitted along with the online application, 
or emailed to office@heartlandchambermusic.org anytime before May 2, 2021

Festival Early Registration due by April 18, 2021 (Fee: $155)

Festival Late Registration Fee: April 19-May 2, 2021 ($175)

All Registration Fees are due by May 2.

The application fee includes administrative fee, facility fee, Festival T-shirt, Rolston Quartet performance ticket, and Family Night admission.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.  If you are interested in applying for a need-based scholarship, please contact office@heartlandchambermusic.org.


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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.