Rising Stars Music Awards
2016 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 four $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. This year we were also able to award two $500 Honorable Mention awards.
All winners were announced at the 2016 Awards Assemblies held in May at Downers Grove South (DGS) and Downers Grove North (DGN).
Rising Stars Awards
Elise Cismesia, soprano DGN
Maria D'Ambrose, oboe & piano DGN
Brianna Imgruet, trumpet DGS
Kristina Mucha, clarinet & tenor saxophone DGS
College Music Awards
Timothy Edwards, cello DGN
Amelia Smerz, cello & trombone DGN
Megan Hung, Clarinet & piano - Honorable Mention DGN
Liam Nelson, cello - Honorable Mention DGN
Congratulations to all winners! We look forward to hearing our Rising Stars award recipients at the DGMC Rising Stars program on April 4, 2017.