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

Vocal Scholarship 2020

Picture from 2019 Vocal Scholarship Awards Dinner and Concert

Vocal Scholarship Awards Dinner

November 8, 2020:          Cocktails 2 p.m., Performance 2:30 p.m., Dinner follows

The Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia is honored to announce that it will be hosting its 45th Annual Vocal Scholarship Competition on Saturday, October 17th 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 five scholarships. This year we are offering $7,500 in scholarships, to be used toward continued vocal training.

Due to COVID-19 we will take every precaution to make this experience safe for all participants.  Hand sanitizers, face masks, disinfectant spray will be available for the competition and awards dinner.  We will also practice social distancing.  To make it safer we will be showing the November 8 Awards Opera Concert on zoom to all our contributors.  The awards Opera Concert on November 8th will be available to view live on zoom to all contributors.

The scholarship recipients will then showcase their talents at an incredible concert and dinner on Sunday, November 8th at Casa Italia.  Please join us for this most enjoyable evening to help support this wonderful program.


The Concert of Italian Opera featuring the Vocal Scholarship Winners will be held on Sunday, November 08, 2020 at Casa Italia. 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.

Click Here To Purchase Tickets or call the Casa Italia office at 708-345-5933.


2020 Scholarships

Josephine L. LiPuma 45th Annual Vocal Scholarships – $2,000 towards tuition

Nicholas Raimondi 30th Annual Vocal Scholarship – $2,000 towards tuition

Italian American Executives of Transportation Vocal Scholarship – $1,500 towards tuition

George and Phyllis Muccianti – $1,000 towards tuition

Turano Family Vocal Scholarship – $1,000 towards tuition


Vocal Scholarship Contribution Opportunities
We also invite you to help support the arts by becoming a donor, sponsor or guarantor. All other donations are accepted and appreciated. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
Core Donors: Donations of $100.00 or more will be listed and gratefully acknowledged in the program book.  (Tax deductible Value of $100)
Gold Donors: Donations of $250.00 will entitle sponsors names and/or companies to be included in the program book.  (Tax deductible Value of $250)
Sponsors: Donations of $300.00 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 names and companies, if desired, will be included in the program book, in addition to the above mentioned tokens of gratitude.
(Tax deductible value of $940.00)