2013 Award Winners Announced

DGMC is proud to announce the winners of our Rising Stars Awards and College Music Awards.

Throughout its long history, the Downers Grove Music Club has carried on the tradition of a commitment to music education and to the promotion of excellence in the musical arts.  As part of this tradition, DGMC awards annual music scholarships to local deserving high school juniors with the intention that these scholarships shall be used to help them hone their craft and further their musical education. 

This year, we were able to award six $400 Rising Star awards.  We also presented an honorary award to a young lady who composed a special song and put together a website for the students involved in the Sandy Hooks shooting.

New in 2013, thanks to two very generous donors (Rose Verona and Good Samaritan Hospital), DGMC was able to present $1,000 college music awards to two seniors graduating from District 99.   

All winners were announced at the 2013  Awards Assemblies held on May 7th at Downers Grove South (DGS) and on May 14th at Downers Grove North (DGN).

Rising Stars Awards

Katherine Portman, violin      DGN
Spencer Schillerstrom, saxophone     DGN
Emilie Cook, vocalist - honorable mention     DGN
Caitlin Carr, soprano    DGS
Andrew Molina, cello    DGS
Kelsey Richardson, bass clarinet    DGS
Rachel Wydra, bassoon    DGS

College Music Awards

Brett Latman, trumpet      DGN
Josiah Williams, trombone      DGS

to all winners! We look forward to hearing our Rising Stars award recipients at the DGMC Rising Stars program on April 8, 2014.



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