Don Heckenlively Music Performance Competition
About the Don Heckenlively Music Competition
In 2019, members of the ArtWorks board voted to re-name the Winter Music Competition to the Don Heckenlively Music Competition in honor of the late Don Heckenlively, who was a founding member of the board served as president of the board, and was a long-time supporter of the annual music competition.
The 2024 Don Heckenlively Music Competition will be Sunday, January 28, 2024
at Hillsdale First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Manning Street, Hillsdale.
The purpose of the competition is to give the young performers in our county an opportunity to practice performance skills. Hillsdale County resident singers and instrumentalists ages 11-18 are eligible to enter. Each performer is evaluated by a panel of distinguished musicians.
Contest Categories: Vocal, Strings, Keyboard, Other Instrumental, Ensemble
Grades 9 - 12 (Ages 15-18):
Senior First Place Winner: $100
Senior Second Place Winner: $50
Senior Third Place Winner: $25
Grades 6 - 8 (Ages 11-14):
Junior First Place Winner: $50
Junior Second Place Winner: $25
Junior Third Place Winner: $15
Students under 11 years old may perform for the judges to obtain a critique of their performances. Performers in this group would not be eligible for cash prizes and will pay a reduced fee of $5.00 for the critique.
The application fee is $10 per category. (Critique only is $5). Space is limited to 15 applicants per category.
The Application Deadline is January 14, 2024.
Click the links below for a printout version of the requirements, application, and photography release form. Please include the photography release form when submitting applications.
Note: Please be sure to download the flyer as well as the application to review the performance requirements.