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

to all winners! We look forward to hearing our Rising Stars award recipients at the DGMC Rising Stars program on April 4, 2017.



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