To make music is one of life's greatest gifts.

Whether made alone or with others, it can soothe the heart, lift the spirit, and stir the soul.

Sharing this gift with others is at the core of the MacDowell Club.

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Young Composer Competition 2014

Guidelines and Application


Application must be postmarked by March 31, 2014.

Quintet The winner of our 2012 Young Composer Competition Christopher J. Darnieder is shown front and center in this photo.

Christopher recently conducted his composition The Quintet - Introduction and Variations which was performed with the quintet members: Robert Estlund, flute; Judy Smeiska, oboe; Mike Keegan, French horn; Andrew Jackson, bassoon; and Gail Hodkiewicz, clarinet.


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Performing Members' Auditions

Auditions will be held on April 27, 2014, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., at Divine Word Pentecost Lutheran Church, 5505 W. Lloyd St., Milwaukee.

An application and information is available from Carla Coonan.

Audition Information

Audition Flyer
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Audio Gallery

Cardinal Stritch Kendall Theater Check out our Audio Gallery to hear concert and program music of our member performers and guest artists.


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