Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s Music Festival in Honor of Confucius! Placements for this year’s competition can be found here. Congratulatory messages for the Winners Concert program book is now available!
The Music Festival in Honor of Confucius introduces participants to the rich heritage of Chinese music through instrumental and vocal competitions and scholarship opportunities. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Confucius Competitions as the Chinese Fine Arts Society also celebrates its 30th anniversary. All competitions are held at the Merit School of Music, (38 S. Peoria Street) on Sunday, October 19 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The top scoring performers in each age category play in an annual Winners Concert at Gottlieb Hall in the Merit School of Music (38 S. Peoria Street) on Sunday, November 23 at 3:00 pm.
From a storefront operation at its inception in 1984, attracting just a handful of participants, the Music Festival in Honor of Confucius Competitions have become a popular annual musical event for musicians of all ages in Chicago. Music teachers welcome it; young musicians look forward to participating in it; the packed audience at the Winners Concerts enjoy and appreciate it. Competition alumni have gone on to attend music conservatories and many have developed successful professional music careers. Rachel Barton Pine, Conrad Tao and Claude Sim are all past Confucius Competition winners.
We want to hear from you!
Are you a teacher, parent, or alumni of MFHC? We want to hear YOUR stories! Send a short paragraph of your experiences, anecdotes, or just plain thoughts to email@example.com. We look forward to strengthening the legacy this year at the 30th annual MFHC with your voice and many others to come!