karisa chiuEach year since its founding, the West Suburban Symphony Society has proudly provided an opportunity each season for high school instrumentalists and vocalists to compete to perform a solo work with orchestra.

Karisa Chiu of Palatine (pictured), the winner of the 2014-15 competition, performed at our May 2015 concert. She played a selection from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major, and won a standing ovation.  

The winner of our 2015-16 season competition will perform on May 22, 2916, at Hinsdale Central High school.   The application deadline and live audition date have not yet been set.  However, for reference, interested music students and their teachers may download the 2014-15 contest rules and entry form here.