Applications must be received by Monday, Oct. 20, and auditions are scheduled Monday, Nov. 10, in the NIU Music Building. Applicants must live within a 75-mile radius of DeKalb.
Music to be performed at the audition must be one movement of a standard solo concerto or an appropriate one-movement composition. All selections must be memorized. The time limit for auditions is eight minutes.
The winner receives a cash prize of $200 and performs Feb. 18, 2015, with the CSA Sinfonia on the stage of NIU’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Linc Smelser is the music director of the CSA Sinfonia; members are admitted by audition.
Concerto Competition guidelines and application forms are available online, in person at Room 132 of the Music Building or by calling (815) 753-1450.