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Come Hear Local Young Artists!

DCYAAwinners2014The Donald Chen Young Artists Award (DCYAA), established in 2008 by the North Shore Choral Society, supports and promotes young, emerging vocal artists.  A competition, open to aspiring singers ages 19-28 who reside in the Chicago area, will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018

Six to eight finalists, selected from submitted applications, will compete in a live concert before a panel of judges.  This always-delightful and inspiring recital, to be held on February 18 at 4:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake Avenue in Wilmette, is open to the public. The winners will be announced at a reception immediately following the concert.

Prizes: First Place: $500 and a paid solo performance in an upcoming NSCS concert.  Second Place: $250.  Third Place: $100.

Each of the finalists will sing two selections, one operatic aria and one contrasting art song or oratorio aria, freely determined by the applicant, 8 minute maximum total performance.  An accompanist will be provided for the live auditions. 

Don't miss this opportunity to hear the talented contestants!

NSCS Choral Scholars

The Choral Scholars program targets students who have a desire to pursue choral singing in their community. Choral Scholars have a strong background in music and choral singing and are auditioned for this program by Music Director Dr. Julia Davids. They may be students who want to sing but have no group available at their school. They may also be students who want to sing with another ensemble in addition to the one they sing in at their school.

North Shore Choral Society provides Choral Scholars with music and waives their membership dues to enable their participation. Choral Scholars work directly with Music Director Dr. Davids and the Board of Directors on special assignments related to the operations of the Choral Society.

The Choral Scholars experience provides students with an understanding of both the musical and business aspects of the choral organization. Participation in the program demonstrates to students that choral singing can be a lifelong pursuit.

We are currently accepting applications for this program.  Please contact our General Manager by sending an email to for more information.