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Give DeKalb County 2024

We appreciate your support in the 11th year of this important community event....
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Scholarship Applications Due March 17

The KSO is accepting applications for their 2024 High School Musician Scholarships....
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2024 Competition Winner

The 2024 Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition winner is Neal Kotamarty Eisfeldt, violinist....
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KSO Symphony Social – new date!

**Rescheduled for February 2, 2024** Join us to celebrate Linc Smelser’s 20th anniversary with the KSO!...
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Violins of Hope Come to DeKalb

JCC Chicago is delighted to partner with the KSO to bring Violins of Hope to DeKalb County....
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Competition Winner 2023

The 2023 Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition winner is Ella Wimbiscus, cellist....
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Competition Winner 2022

Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition: 2022 Winner Esme Arias-Kim Esme Arias-Kim, 16, is a Merit Scholarship Fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy, a training center for advanced pre-college students, and she...
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Competition Winner 2020

Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition: 2020 Winner Isabella Brown Violinist Isabella Brown, 17, is a scholarship fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy and studies violin with Almita Vamos. This past summer,...
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Competition Winner 2019

Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition: 2019 Winner John Heo Violinist John Heo, 18, is a Scholarship Recipient Fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, a training center for gifted pre-college musicians. He...
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Competition Winner 2018

Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition: 2018 Winner William Tan Thirteen-year-old cellist William Tan is a seventh-grader at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (UCLS). He began his musical studies on cello at age 4...
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Competition Winner 2017

Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition: 2017 Winner Maya Anjali Buchanan Sixteen-year-old East Indian/American violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan studies with Almita Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, an elite training program for...
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