Dear Teachers and Instrumental Music Students:
With great pleasure we announce the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s annual Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition. This competition was begun by Art Montzka in 1986 and has enjoyed a proud tradition of featuring some of Northern Illinois’ finest young artists.
This year’s competition will be held live and open to the public at no charge, on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, from 10:00 a.m. to about 2:00 p.m. Contestants must provide their own accompanists. Memorization of music is not required but strongly recommended. Members of the audience may come or go between performers.
In addition to receiving a cash award of $350, the winner of the competition will perform at the concert of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra at the Northern Illinois University Music Building, DeKalb, Illinois, March 2, 2024, 7:30 p.m.