Rising Stars Music Awards

2015 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 awarded five $400 Rising Star awards. 

New in 2013, DGMC presented $1,000 college music awards to two seniors graduating from District 99 who had been active in music both at their school and in their community. 

All winners were announced at the 2015  Awards Assemblies held on May 5th at Downers Grove South (DGS) and on May 19th at Downers Grove North (DGN).

Rising Stars Awards

Timothy Edwards, cello    DGN
Amelia Smerz, cello & trombone    DGN
Gabrielle Henderson, piano & voice    DGS
Tiffany Leung, piano & cello    DGS
Akila Shanmugham, piano & voice    DGS

College Music Awards

Allison Kirkegaard, piano, voice & cello    DGN
Samuel Tedeschi, tuba, acoustic & electric bass    DGS

to all winners! We look forward to hearing our Rising Stars award recipients at the DGMC Rising Stars program on April 5, 2016.



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