"For the Love of Music ...Since 1866"

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 9th. Winners receive a small scholarship award and are featured at the George N. Tuerck Memorial Concert to be held in December. The competition is open to eligible young musicians on any orchestral instrument including piano, harp, or percussion. Rules will be uploaded to the website soon!

Hannah Risberg 2nd place

Summer Feldt - First place

​Stars of Tomorrow Competition

The Belleville Philharmonic Society is pleased to support talented young musicians by holding two young artist's competitions, the Stars of Tomorrow Concerto Competition and the George N. Tuerck Concerto Competition. The Stars of Tomorrow Competition is open to any musician ages 10 to 22. The Tuerck Competition is open to High School Juniors or younger who reside or take music lessons in the Illinois counties surrounding the Belleville community. Past or present Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra members are eligible regardless of Illinois residency. 

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