Casa Italia | Italian Cultural Center - 3800 Division Street Stone Park, IL 60165

Vocal Scholarship

Vocal Scholarship Competition          October 21, 2017 from 10a.m. to completion

Vocal Scholarship Awards Dinner     November 12, 2017 Cocktails 2 p.m., Performance 2:30 p.m., Dinner follows

Once again, the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia is honored to announce that it will be hosting its 42nd Annual Vocal Scholarship Competition on Saturday, October 21nd at Casa Italia. Founded by the late beloved Josephine L. LiPuma, operatic talent and former ICC volunteer; the competitive auditions will bring together numerous young students of voice to compete for one of five possible scholarships. This year we are offering $7,000 in scholarships, to be used toward continued vocal training.

The scholarship recipients will then showcase their talents at an incredible concert and dinner on Sunday, November 12 at Casa Italia in the Community Center Ball Room. Please join us for this most enjoyable evening to help support this wonderful program.

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The Concert of Italian Opera featuring the Vocal Scholarship Winners will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Casa Italia in the Community Center Ball Room in Stone Park, Illinois. Wine and cheese will be served at 2:00 p.m., a concert at 2:30 p.m., and followed by dinner at 4:00 p.m.   Tickets are $60.00 per person. (Tax deductible value of $30 per ticket.) RSVP is a must.

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2017 Scholarships

Josephine L. LiPuma 42nd Annual Vocal Scholarships – $2,000 towards tuition

Nicholas Raimondi 27th Annual Vocal Scholarship – $2,000 towards tuition

Italian American Executives of Transportation Vocal Scholarship – $1,000 towards tuition

George and Phyllis Muccianti – $1,000 towards tuition

Turano Family Vocal Scholarship – $1,000 towards tuition


Vocal Scholarship Contribution Opportunities Available

We also invite you to help support the arts through your generous contribution sponsoring the Vocal Scholarship program of the Italian Cultural Center. This will enable the Center to award budding opera stars a total of $7,000.00 in scholarships for the exclusive use of continuing the recipients’ vocal education. All other donations are accepted and deeply appreciated. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Core Donors:  Donations of $50.00 or more will be listed and gratefully acknowledged in the program book.

Sponsors:  Donations of $300.00 or more will entitle sponsors to two tickets to the scholarship dinner. Their names and companies, if desired, will be included in the program book.  Tax deductible Value of $240.

Guarantors:  Donation of $1,000.00. Guarantors will be memorialized with a permanent listing on the Center’s Guarantor’s plaque, in addition to the above mentioned tokens of gratitude.  Tax deductible Value of $960.