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Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra announces inaugural scholarship for high school seniors – Shaw Local

DeKALB – DeKalb County high school seniors have an opportunity to receive a $500 scholarship through a new program by the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, according to a recent announcement.

The award will be given to seniors who have played in instrumental music ensemble in a high school orchestra, band or other musical group, and intend to perform in an instrumental music ensemble in college this fall.

To apply for the scholarship, students must submit a completed application form accompanied with an essay and arrange two letters of recommendation. Applications and all details are available at high school counselors and guidance offices, and are available to view and download on the orchestra’s website at: kishorchestra.org/scholarship-announcement/.

The application deadline is April 1. Scholarship recipients formally will be announced at the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s May 7 concert and at each high schooler’s Awards Night, according to a news release.

In its 45th concert season, the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra provides performances of classical and popular music for the DeKalb County community. This season, the orchestra, led by Music Director Linc Smelser, will return to the stage to perform for a live audience at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall inside Northern Illinois University’s Music Building.

Upcoming concerts include the Arthur D. Montzka Memorial Concert at 7:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 19 with guest soloist Esme Arias-Kim on violin. The Spring Pops Concert will be at 7:30 pm Saturday, March 5. And a “Happy 45th Anniversary, KSO” concern will be held at 7:30 pm Saturday, May 7 with guest violinist Genevieve Smelser.

Visit kishorchestra.org for all concert and ticket information. For additional information, contact orchestra General Manager Kelsey Chelberg at 815-756-3728 or email contact@kishorchestra.org.



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