Rising Stars & College Music Awards

2017 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.  This year we were also able to award one $500 Honorable Mention award. 

All winners were announced at the 2017  Awards Assemblies held in May at Downers Grove South (DGS) and Downers Grove North (DGN).

Rising Stars Awards

Jennifer Casey, euphonium    DGN
Cecilia Kowara, soprano   DGN
Allison Brandt, clarinet    DGS
Nicolette Cheaure, viola    DGS
Danny King, clarinet    DGS

College Music Awards

Elise Cismesia, soprano    DGN
Lydia Walsh-Rock, soprano    DGS

Kristina Mucha, clarinet - Honorable Mention    DGS

to all winners! We look forward to hearing our Rising Stars award recipients at the DGMC Rising Stars program on April 3, 2018.



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