February 3, 2022 05:30pm-February 6, 2022 07:30pm

Performathon & Young Composers Festival

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February 3 - 05:30 pm


February 6 - 07:30 pm

We are excited to open sign-ups for Performathon and to announce this year’s Young Composer’s Festival, being presented alongside Performathon, in partnership with the New Gallery Concert Series. 

For those new to these events:

Performathon is an annual community based event where we welcome students of all ages to come together to share music with our community. Each year we encourage and hear students share this magic with us from their first scales and pieces to more advanced repertoire that span many styles/genres, as well as self-composed works. 

Traditionally, Performathon also acts as a fundraiser for student scholarships. That will look a little bit different this year: stay tuned for more details! 

Young Composer’s Festival is a series of themed workshops, panel discussions, and concerts by and for students, aimed to inspire them to create music of their own. 

This year’s theme is “Living in your own Wilderness”: How do each of us grapple with our own bubbles? How do we create our own sense of wilderness, especially in times of isolation?

Event Format:

This year’s Performathon is a HYBRID event, offering students options ONLINE or IN-PERSON, taking place as a series of shorter concerts that will be premiered in Allen Hall and streamed live through Zoom across three performances: February 03 – 05, 2022.


COVID-19 Protocols for these Events: 

We strongly encourage everyone over the age of 5 to get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster (if eligible) to help keep our community safe.

At this time, proof of vaccination is not required for entry to this event; however, City of Boston guidelines are subject to change. Visitors and concert attendees will be required to complete a contact tracing form using a paper log or their mobile device. Well-fitted masks are required for all visitors ages 2 and up.  For more information, please visit our website to review CMCB’s Health and Safety Guidelines

Although in the past we have strongly encouraged Performers to invite as many audience members as they like, we ask that you be mindful of how many guests you ask to attend this event in person.



Thursday, February 03   

5:30PM – 6:45PM  Performathon Performance (In-Person from Allen Hall)

7:00PM – 8:00PM  YCF Session (Online/Screened from Allen Hall)


Friday, February 04

5:30PM – 6:45PM  Performathon Performance (In-Person from Allen Hall)

7:00PM – 8:00PM  YCF Session (In-Person from Allen Hall) featuring the Chroma Collective Duo


Saturday, February 05

10:00AM – 11:00AM YCF Session  (Online/Screened from Allen Hall)

11:00AM – 12:00PM YCF Session  (Online/Screened from Allen Hall)

12:00PM – 3:00PM  Performathon Performance (In-Person from Allen Hall)


Sunday, February 06

7:30PM  New Gallery Concert: Living in your Wilderness  (Online)


Click here to view the full event program!


Participation in Performathon:

Students will need to be signed up by their faculty member and will have the option to submit a pre-recorded session.  Once Students are signed up, CMCB Staff will contact the student, family, and faculty to confirm and to share an uploader form so that students/families can upload videos (if they do not wish to perform live, in-person).


Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Speak with your CMCB faculty member about interest in participation 
  2. Sign-up with your faculty member (recommended during your lesson or class)
  3. A CMCB Staff Member will email the student, parent/guardian (where applicable), and faculty a confirmation of their sign-up
  4. If students/families elect to submit a recording, a CMCB Staff member will share a digital upload form with them so that they can submit their recording directly to us
  5. If students/families elect to pre-record their selection(s) in Allen Hall, we will reference their availability and confirm a final date/time.
  6. If students/families elect to perform LIVE In-Person, a CMCB staff member will reach out to them within a week of the performance dates to confirm their performance date/time
  7. Performance

Recording Length:

Students are permitted to submit recordings up to 2.5 minutes and groups/ensembles are able to submit videos no longer than 4-5 minutes.


Students are not required to perform with accompaniment.  All students will have the option to request accompaniment in any of the three following formats:

  1. Live (in-person) performance at CMCB
  2. A private recording session with accompaniment in Allen Hall to be shared remotely during a Performathon performance
  3. A pre-recorded track that students can record with at home


  • Faculty are asked to sign students up by EOD Saturday, January 22
  • Students, Parents, and Guardians are asked to please submit video recordings (if applicable) to CMCB, using the form shared with them in the sign-up confirmation, by EOD Sunday, January 30

Early Childhood / Elementary Students:

We recognize that since Performathon falls between semesters this year, our ECH/ELEM students may not be able to participate. They are also welcome to submit videos from ECH Culminating Events or other. Talk with your teacher or email Samantha with specific questions – gambaccini@cmcb.org

Please email Michael if you have any general questions or concerns – mdepasquale@cmcb.org



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