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IPO seeks young musicians as ‘rising stars’

Student musicians are invited to audition for the ninth annual Rising Star Showcase presented by The Friends of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra.
 
Students who are selected as “rising stars” will perform at the showcase on Sunday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road, Flossmoor. This will be a ticketed event for adults; all youth are admitted free of charge.
 
Young performance-ready musicians interested in auditions have until Jan. 30 to submit an application. Forms are available at ipomusic.org on the youth programs page under the education tab. Applications may also be requested by email at [email protected].
 
Students should include a personal reference from a music teacher and a sample performance recording. 
 
The Friends of the IPO was recognized in 2016 as the Guild of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras, in part because of its innovative projects, including the Rising Stars Showcase.

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