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CSA Sinfonia Concert Competition invites applicants

September 25, 2014
Karisa Chiu

Karisa Chiu, winner of the 2013-14 competition

The NIU Community School of the Arts invites instrumentalists and vocalists 18 and younger to participate in the annual CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition.

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.