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Apply by Oct. 21 to audition for CSA competition

Manou Magdalena Chakravorty of Chicago, winner of the 2018 CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition, performed Cello Concerto in E Minor, 4th Mvt. by Edward Elgar.
Manou Magdalena Chakravorty of Chicago, winner of the 2018 CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition, performed Cello Concerto in E Minor, 4th Mvt. by Edward Elgar.

The Community School of the Arts at Northern Illinois University invites musicians 18 and younger to audition in the annual CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition. 

Audition applications must be received by Oct. 21. Auditions are scheduled beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 11. in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building

One winner receives a $200 cash prize and performs the winning concerto with the youth orchestra as a special guest at the Sinfonia concert. Linc Smelser directs the CSA Sinfonia youth orchestra.

Musicians wishing to compete must live within a 75-miles radius of DeKalb. Each musician will perform from memory one movement of a standard solo concerto or an appropriate one-movement composition. Auditions are limited to eight minutes, and musicians are expected to bring their own accompanist.

Information and applications forms are available at www.csa.niu.edu or by calling the CSA office at 815-753-1450.

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