Hollis Prize Competition Recital

Kaeuper Hall
Open to the public

Hollis Prize Competition Recital

The Hollis Prize is the highest honor given to a vocal or instrumental performer at Millikin University.

First awarded in 2003, the Hollis Prize represents the highest form of recognition bestowed upon a vocal or instrumental performer at Millikin University. The Hollis prize is unique among undergraduate music competitions in light of its recital performance format and rigorous audition process. 

Students compete in a semi-final round in order for the chance to compete before a live audience in the final round event. The winner of the final round receives a monetary award of $2000 and an opportunity to perform a solo recital at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin; runners up each receive a cash award of $500. 

The annual competition is made possible by Dr. C. Kimm Hollis, a 1972 Millikin graduate and retired department chair, Professor of Music, and Artist in Residence Emeritus at Hanover College in Hanover, IN. 

Free and open to the public. 

About Kaeuper Hall     
Located in the Perkinson Music Center, Kaeuper Hall is a 167-seat auditorium ready to host many types of performances from individual recitals and opera rehearsals to guest performances and intimate concerts. Recently renovated, Kaeuper Hall features state-of-the-art technology for multimedia productions, sound-dampening curtains, improved lightings and a five-octave marimba, all while maintaining the original beauty of the space.     

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