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 high-school wind and string players and vocalists. The 2023-24 competition has concluded: 11 finalists auditioned in person and the winner, Neal Eisfeldt, performed the first movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto at our May 19, 2024, concert at Wentz Hall in Naperville. Contact us if you would like to receive the announcement of the 2024-25 competition.