Solo Competition

Each year, we proudly provide an opportunity for young musicians to compete to perform a solo work with orchestra and earn a $500 prize. The competition is open to wind and string players and vocalists. The winner of our most recent competition, Tristan Zhu of Chicago, performed the first movement of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major at our May 2023 concert in Hinsdale.

We are now accepting applicants for our 2023-24 competition: The winner will perform at our Soaring concert on May 19, 2024, at Wentz Hall in Naperville. Here is all the information you need to sign up!