Student programs

2021 Piano Festival & Competition

Dear Piano Teachers,

I hope you are all doing well.  As noted on our website, the festival and competition this year will be held virtually.  The date of the Festival & Competition remains the same, March 7, 2021.  The Honors Recital is scheduled for March 21, 2021 and will also be online (details to follow).

Please review the instructions explaining the performance video submissions that will be evaluated by the judges in lieu of the in-person experience.  Also, please share this document with your participating students. Online registration is open with a deadline date of February 7, 2021.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Gloria Salazar
DGMC President

Piano Festival Info

DGMC January newsletter available

Dear Friend of the Downers Grove Music Club,

We have lots of DGMC activities coming up in the new year.  Please read the new January newsletter for full details.

I’d like to note two events coming up soon:

  • February 7th is the deadline for registering students in the Piano Festival & Competition
  • Sunday, February 9th at 2:00 pm is our next program at the DG library.  If you’re getting tired of winter, this is the place to go for a Winter Interlude.

2020 Piano Festival & Competition

Here are key dates for the 2020 Piano Festival & Competition:

Registrations open online: November 15, 2019
Entry forms due: February 7, 2020 (no extensions!)
Festival and Competition (all students): Sunday, March 8, 2020, Community United Methodist Church, 20 Center Street, Naperville
Honors Recitals (selected students): Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm, Downers Grove Public Library

Rising Stars and College Music Awards

This spring, two Downers North High School juniors (shown in photos from left to right), Miles Teague (French horn) and Emilija Irvin (bassoon), were awarded $400 Rising Star Awards; the $1,000 College Music Awards were awarded to Downers North High School seniors Lucie Boyd (viola) and Ameila Korbitz (violin); and Downers South seniors Carson Aldrich (trombone) and Kelly Jankowski (trumpet) were presented $500 Honorable Mention awards. Congratulations to all our award recipients …