Downers Grove 
Choral Society

Dimis Wyman Choral Music Award


The Downers Grove Choral Society (DGCS) is offering monetary awards in the amount of $200 each to 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in studying choral music.

  • The award may be used to support activities beyond those regularly received in school music classes and to further an interest in learning to become a better singer.  Examples of such activities are private and group singing lessons, summer music camps, or other musical experiences for which tuition is charged.


  • Applicants will be expected to indicate how they plan to use the award funds and will be expected to document how the award was spent by completing a brief report form.


  • Any student currently in 7th or 8th grade who lives in Downers Grove, is currently attending a school located in Downers Grove, or who lives within the defined boundaries of School District 99 and fully expects to be attending 9th grade at a high school in Downers Grove may apply for the DGCS Choral Music Award.


  • Students who apply must personally complete an application online or by mail. 

  • Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s school teacher or private music teacher.


  • Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  Winners will be notified in mid-April and the award will be presented at the DGCS spring concert on April 28, 2019.  Winners will be expected to attend the presentation.


  • Winners will be selected after a panel review of all applications and based on recommendations made by a panel of qualified singers and educators who may be affiliated with DGCS.


  • Winners will be offered an opportunity—but are not required---to sing at an upcoming choral event with DGCS.  This will be discussed with the student and the student’s parents after the presentation of the award.