The Tuerck Memorial Competition was established to commemorate  the life and works of the Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra founder, George N. Tuerck. The 2018 competition will be held on March 24th. Deadline for application is March 17th. Winners receive a small scholarship award and are featured at the George N. Tuerck Memorial Concert to be held in December.

To be eligible for this competition youth must be 11th grade or younger. Additionally, they must reside or  study music in the Illinois counties of the Belleville Metropolitan area. Past and current Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra members are eligible to compete regardless of residency. The competition is open to eligible young musicians on any orchestral instrument including piano, harp, or percussion. To download a flyer, the application and a complete set of rules go to the left.

Stars of Tomorrow 2017 Winners - Rose Haselhorst, Ethan Mayer, and Cindy Yan

2017 Tuerck Winners - Kendall Browning, Evan Smith, and Nathan Stricker

2018 Tuerck


2018 Tuerck Flyer



The Philharmonic Society of Belleville is pleased to support talented young musicians. Our Stars of Tomorrow Concerto Competition results in performance opportunities for three young musicians to perform a movement from a concerto with the Belleville Philharmonic orchestra. The 2018 competition will be held on April 21st 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. Applicants 10 to 22 are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Applications with a $25 registration fee must be received at the Philharmonic by March 24th to assure scheduling for your preferred time . Click on the document to the left to download the 2018 Rules and Application Form.

2018 Stars of Tomorrow