Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition

Now in its 58th year, the highly acclaimed CSMSC offers young musicians an opportunity to compete with their peers for awards and valuable feedback from professional adjudicators. Open to students from third through twelfth grade, winners in each of eight divisions perform in the Winners’ Recital on February 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Mendelssohn Hall.

58th Annual Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition

February 23, 2019

Winners’ Recital February 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

2019 Award Winners

To support the endowments that make the Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition possible, please contact our offices at 815-964-9713.

Jean Coppoletti Joy & Inspiration Singing Fund

We would like to thank the family of Jean Coppoletti, a talented singer who passed away in August of 2010, for establishing the Jean Coppoletti “Joy & Inspiration” Singing Fund in her memory. This fund is part of the Senior Voice Division of the annual Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition. If you would like to contribute to the Jean Coppoletti “Joy & Inspiration” Singing Fund, please call 815-964-9713.

Piano Masterclass opportunity with David Kalhous
Pianist David Kalhous, who will perform at MPAC on April 12, will provide a piano masterclass on Saturday, April 13th, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Four students (plus two alternates in case of additional time) will be invited to participate. Top finishers in the Senior Piano and Junior Piano divisions of the Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition will have first right of refusal to participate in the masterclass. (The first and second place winners in each of these divisions will have a guaranteed spot if they wish.) Please direct questions about the masterclass to info@mendelssohnpac.org.

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