The Union League Civic and Arts Foundation in Chicago have added some wonderful new competitions to their well known classical music competition for 2008. Now if you are a classical instrumentalists or singer, compose jazz music, creatively write, improvise jazz or are a visual artist– then this competition is for you.
Applicants must live or study in the Chicago metropolitan area. All of these competitions have a high school, college and young adult division.
As a two time winner in the classical performance division, as well as having been a judge of this competition in recent years, I can attest to this foundation not only being well run, but to the award money being a meaningful sum to help you on your artistic and/or entreprenurial journey.
Classical instrumentalist/vocal first place prizes range from $3000 to $15000
Jazz composition from $600 to $1200
Creative writing from $1000 to $3500
Jazz improvisation from $1000 to $4500
Visual arts from $3000 to $5000
All applications are available to download at www.civicandarts.org. All applications must be postmarked by June 2, 2008.