The largest music competition in Illinois – the Granquist Music Competition – will hold its
47th Annual Competition on Saturday, June 24 as part of the Swedish Days Festival supported by Northwestern Medicine and hosted by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. The competition takes place at Geneva Community High School at 416 McKinley Avenue in Geneva beginning at 8:00 am. The event is not open for viewing by the public.
The Granquist Tradition established in 1970 by Herb Granquist, a dedicated music educator, promotes music performance, competition and education. It is now one of the largest music contests in the State of Illinois, and has a reputation for excellence in judging and performance.
Online entry deadline is May 24th, 2017.
All mail-in entries (download pdf here) must be postmarked by May 19th, 2017.
Both deadlines will be strictly enforced.
Judges are selected from area musicians. All are highly qualified, with degrees in music and music performance. Their credentials are available at the time of the contest.
Judging is based on a point scale with 100 being perfect. There is a possibility of one (1) additional point added for difficulty of music (given at the discretion of the judge). The top three scores in the Olympic and Concert levels are awarded first, second and third place trophies. Recipients of first, second and third place in the Performance Level receive a ribbon designating their achievement. There is an opportunity for contestants who exceed the performing level of their class to receive an outstanding trophy (given at the discretion of the judge).
For More Information
For general information and registration assistance, contact Jeanne Sawtell at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, (630) 232-6060 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical musical questions regarding the competition, please call Kristie Granquist- Dienst, Contest Co-Coordinator at (630) 346-2605 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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