9th Annual Young People's Competition

Maestro Kirk Muspratt and New Philharmonic are happy to announce the 9th New Philharmonic Young People’s Competition. Winners of the competition will have the opportunity to perform at a New Philharmonic orchestra concert within eighteen months.

The competition is open to young instrumentalists and vocalists who reside in College of DuPage Community College District 502 or who study with a teacher in District 502. Students must have completed no grade higher than the 11th grade by June 30, 2024.

Auditions will be held Sunday, April 28, 2024 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McAninch Arts Center, Room 140, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn. The audition reservation deadline is Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m. Please fill out the audition application below.

Whether they sing or play an instrument, students may perform solos, duets, trios, or quartets. Students need to memorize their music and provide their own accompanist. There is a two-minute maximum for audition and performance. There is one twenty-dollar application fee for each auditioning appointment.

We are excited to provide young musicians with this opportunity to showcase their talents and perform on stage at a professional music concert. Please encourage your students to participate in this event.

For young people finishing through grade 11
Music Director and Conductor, Maestro Kirk Muspratt
Educational outreach initiative showcasing the talents of our local young people

To qualify, the young person must . . .

  • Play any musical instrument or sing – solo, duets, trios, and quartets
  • Memorize any musical selection of their choice (2 minute maximum)
  • Complete no higher than grade 11 by June 30, 2024
  • Reside in the College of DuPage Community College District 502 or study with a teacher in this district
  • Provide their own accompanist for auditions
  • Winners will perform their piece at a New Philharmonic concert within 18 months following the competition. These assignments are at the discretion of the music director. Winners must provide their own accompanist for the concert who has been pre-approved by New Philharmonic orchestra management.

Auditions: Sunday, April 28, 2024 | 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
McAninch Arts Center, Room 140, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Audition Fee $20.00 per entry