Chicago International Music Competition and Festival
Prizes

Prizes

Prizes

 

Professional Category: Grand Prizes

First Prize: $5,000

Diploma

Eligible to enter the Società Umanitaria International Musical Competition Semifinal

Second Prize: $3,000

Diploma

Eligible to enter the Società Umanitaria International Musical Competition Semifinal

Third Prize: $2,000

Diploma

Eligible to enter the Società Umanitaria International Musical Competition Semifinal

Rising Star Category: Grand Prizes

First Prize: $3,000

Diploma

Eligible to enter the Società Umanitaria International Musical Competition Semifinal

Second Prize: $2,000

Diploma

Eligible to enter the Società Umanitaria International Musical Competition Semifinal

Third Prize: $1,000

Diploma

Eligible to enter the Società Umanitaria International Musical Competition Semifinal

Prizes

Thousands of dollars in prizes including an exclusive recording contract, worldwide concert opportunities, and cash prizes! The CIMC also offers all competitors the chance to work with the competition’s renowned faculty.

Within each competition classification (i.e. age range), awards will be given for First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention/s. Winners shall receive a certain amount of cash as well as a certificate. If, within any classification, competitors’ scores do not meet a minimum level agreed upon by the Jury, then it is possible that some awards may remain undeclared. All finalists shall receive a performance certificate and teachers shall receive an Outstanding Teacher certificate.

 

Special Prizes And Prizes For Each Division And Age Group Are $100

Special Prizes for instruments may include:

Best performance of a virtuoso etude

Best performance of a Classical Sonata

Best performance of a work by J.S. Bach

Best performance of a Baroque work

Best performance of a Romantic work

Best performance of a Contemporary work

Best performance of a work by Liszt

Best performance of a work by Chopin

Best performance of a work by a Russian composer

Best Chamber Music group

Best Piano Duo (2-piano or Four-Hands)

Best Collaborative pianist in each instrument category (string, brass, woodwind)

Special Prizes for vocal performances may include:

Best Performance of an Opera Aria

Best Performance of an Art song

Best Performance of a German Lied

Best Performance of a French song

Best Performance of an Italian song

Best Performance of a Musical selection

Best Duo

Best Collaborative pianist (vocal)