Rising Stars Music Awards

$500 Awards for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors

This year, the Downers Grove Music Club will present multiple $500 Rising Stars Music Awards. Awards are given to students enrolled in the District 99 high schools in the areas of Band, Choir or Orchestra. Award recipients are selected based on the merit of their musical accomplishments, as described on the application form and the quality of the musical performance provided on the recording portion of the application. The goal of these awards is to recognize and reward those students who have worked very hard in their musical pursuits and have achieved a high level of accomplishment as a musician.

Here are the current and past recipients of the DGMC Music Awards.

Who is Eligible?

Any District 99 high school band, choir or orchestra student, currently in his/her freshman, sophomore or junior year is eligible to apply for a Rising Stars Award. Pianists may apply in the musical category with which they are affiliated. Previous winners are not eligible to re-apply.

Award recipients are required to perform the following year at the DGMC Rising Stars program, typically scheduled on a weekday evening early in April.

How Can I Apply?

Use the online form below to apply. Applications must be submitted with a performance recording by April 1, 2024. Award recipients will be chosen only from among the applications received by the deadline date.

All entries must be submitted by the deadline date of April 1, 2024 to be eligible for review.

Questions should be sent to: musiced@downersgrovemusicclub.org.

Our Generous Donors

DGMC would like to thank all the attendees and donors of our fundraisers for their support which provides the funds for our Rising Stars Awards.