Eastman-Hanson Chamber Players

Funded by the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music at the Eastman School of Music, the Eastman-Hanson Chamber Players perform the winning compositions from our Composition Competition for collegiate and high school aged students. These chamber players are drawn from the Eastman School to form ensembles suiting the needs of the competition.

The Young Composer Competitions attract entries statewide from high school and college students. Winners receive a cash prize and their chamber work is performed in a series concert.

Founded in 1964, with the late American composer and Eastman School Director, Howard Hanson, as its first director, the Hanson Institute for American Music was created to promote the commissioning, recording, performance, study and preservation of works of American composers. The Hanson Institute Board and Director annually determine program priorities that benefit American composers and music composition.

View details about past competition winners here.