The Downers Grove Choral Society (DGCS) is offering monetary awards in the amount of $200 each to 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in studying choral music.
The award may be used to support activities beyond those regularly received in school music classes and to further an interest in learning to become a better singer.Examples of such activities are private and group singing lessons, summer music camps, or other musical experiences for which tuition is charged.
Applicants will be expected to indicate how they plan to use the award funds and will be expected to document how the award was spent by completing a brief report form.
Any student currently in 7th or 8th grade who lives in Downers Grove, is currently attending a school located in Downers Grove, or who lives within the defined boundaries of School District 99 and fully expects to be attending 9th grade at a high school in Downers Grove may apply for the DGCS Choral Music Award.
Students who apply must personally complete an application online or by mail.
Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s school teacher or private music teacher.
Applications must be received no later than March 24, 2017.Winners will be notified in mid-April and the award will be presented at the DGCS spring concert on April 23, 2017.Winners will be expected to attend the presentation.
Winners will be selected after a panel review of all applications and based on recommendations made by a panel of qualified singers and educators who may be affiliated with DGCS.
Winners will be offered an opportunity—but are not required---to sing at an upcoming choral event with DGCS.This will be discussed with the student and the student’s parents after the presentation of the award.