Young musicians audition for contest
DeKALB – The Northern Illinois University 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 Oct. 22 and auditions are scheduled for Nov. 5 in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University. 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 with the CSA Sinfonia on Feb. 20 in the Concert Hall of the Music Building. Linc Smelser is the music director of CSA Sinfonia, a highly-respected regional high school-age orchestra. Members are admitted by audition.
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