Competitions

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Cello

Primary (Age 10 & under)
1st: $100
2nd: $50
Intermediate (Age 14 & under)
1st: $250
2nd: $125
Junior (Age 12 & under)
1st: $125
2nd: $75
Senior (Age 18 & under)
Grade 12 and under
1st: $300
2nd: $150

Flute

Junior (Age 12 & under)
1st: $125
2nd: $75
Senior (Age 18 & under)
Grade 12 and under
1st: $300
2nd: $150
Intermediate (Age 14 & under)
1st: $250
2nd: $125

Guitar

Junior (Age 12 & under)
1st: $125
2nd: $75
Senior (Age 18 & under)
Grade 12 and under
1st: $250
2nd: $125

Piano

Primary (Age 10 & under)
1st: $125**
2nd: $75
Intermediate (Age 14 & under)
1st: $300
2nd: $150
Junior (Age 12 & under)
1st: $200
2nd: $100
Senior (Age 18 & under)
Grade 12 and under
1st: $350
2nd: $200

** The Mr. & Mrs. KunBok Lee Prize

Viola

Senior (Age 18 & under)
Grade 12 and under
1st: $250
2nd: $125

Violin

Primary (Age 10 & under)
1st: $100
2nd: $50
Intermediate (Age 14 & under)
1st: $250
2nd: $125
Junior (Age 12 & under)
1st: $125
2nd: $75
Senior (Age 18 & under)
Grade 12 and under
1st: $300
2nd: $150

All first place winners will be invited to perform at the Winners’ concert, which will take place at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall. In the event that the first place winner is unable to perform, the second place winner will be asked to perform.

Every participant at the intermediate and senior levels of the SAM competition receives a $200 scholarship to the chamber music program (Piano Trio, String Quartet, Duo Piano and Jazz Combos) of the Music Institute of Chicago.  Scholarships are applicable only for the first-time registrants to the chamber music program.

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Chamber Music

1st $1,200
Performance at the 2016 SAM Winner’s Concert
Live performance on 98.7 WFMT Radio
Performance in the 2016 Music in the Loft Series
2nd $600

Young Artist

Flute 1st: $1,500, 2nd: $750
Piano 1st: $2,500, 2nd: $1,000

2016 Calendar

Music Institute of Chicago
Winnetka Campus
300 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
Sunday, February 28
Piano: Preliminary ~ Intermediate & Senior Divisions
Violin: All Divisions
Viola: Senior Division
Sunday, March 13
Flute: All Divisions
Sunday, March 20
Piano: Preliminary ~ Primary & Junior Divisions
Violin: Primary & Junior Divisions
Sunday, April 3
Piano: Final ~ All Divisions
Guitar: All Divisions
Sunday, April 24
Cello: All Divisions
Monday, May 30
Winners Concert
Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Brochures & Applications

2016 Competition Brochure & Application 2016 Collegiate Guitar Competition Brochure & Application