2024 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition Application

Thank you for your interest in the Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition. All applicants must complete the following form by Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 11:59pm CST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Each applicant must also submit the non-refundable application fee of $60, payable online using this form.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachael Cohen here or call 312-294-3400.

Background Information
By checking this box, I confirm that I am current resident of Illinois and will be a current resident through June 2025.
Please enter the information of one parent/guardian.
Competition Information
Repertoire Information

Repertoire Information

Applicants must audition by playing a single movement of a concerto, or a work up to 20 minutes that has orchestral accompaniment. The CSOA reserves the right to deny certain repertoire selections due to extensive orchestration needs that cannot be met. If the repertoire is not approved, applicants will receive an email soon after submitting the application. At this point, applicants may select alternative repertoire, or withdraw the application.

If applicable.

Scholarship Funds for Summer Music Camps and Festivals

The Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition awards select applicants with financial assistance to attend a music camp or festival in the summer of 2024. Students who participate in the preliminary round of the competition are eligible to apply for a scholarship to be used at a program for the audition instrument. This funding will be awarded to one or more promising students who the audition judges feel will benefit most from the experience. Secondarily, the issue of a deserving student’s financial need may be considered. If you would like to be considered for this award, please answer “Yes” to the following question. You will be prompted to answer additional questions.

Summer music camp scholarship application
If you aren't sure yet where exactly you hope to attend, please let us know which camps you are interested in.