INTERNATIONAL CRESCENDO MUSIC AWARDS

crescendo-music-awardsIn the spring of 1999, with a budget of $1,500, six members of the Rotary Club of Tulsa met in the choir room of First United Methodist Church and auditioned 11 student musicians. The Rotarians were so impressed with the talent that they personally added another $600 and awarded the total amount to four students. It was this event that sparked the dream of Rotarian and musician, Joseph A. Bias, and launched what has since become an internationally recognized event featuring world-class musicians.

Over the next fifteen years, the competition increased is quality and quantity of competitors as well as prizes, reaching $10,000 to each first-place winner in four categories.

The International Crescendo Music Awards committee is currently reviewing the annual competition, with the goal of transitioning one of the Rotary Club of Tulsa’s signature events to a grants program. Therefore, we will not hold a competition in 2015 or 2016. Please check back periodically for updates on our transition. We look forward to a productive and exciting future for the awards program.

More specific details will be available on our official International Crescendo Music Awards website.

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