Emerging Composer's Program!…. Call for Scores…. Deadline March 1…. Cash prizes and performances for winning composition…. Click for details

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EDR Foundation Mission

The Emilio del Rosario Music Foundation connects classical piano students and composers to the Greater Chicago community through performance and educational opportunities. EDR's mission includes an international piano competition, master classes, and the commissioning of new music from aspiring composers.



We are excited to announce an upcoming collaboration with Chicago's Access Contemporary Music. Check back soon for further information!
In the meantime, read all about Access Contemporary Music at:

Relive the excitement with Introductions host Michael San Gabino.
Junior Round - Sat, July 22 at 11 am
Senior Round - Sat, July 29 at 11 am
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Applications are now being accepted for the May, 2017 General Piano Competition. Click on “Competitions” to apply. Competitions dates are May 5 and 6 at the Studebaker Theater in Chicago.

Application deadline is March 1.

Marie Alatalo named Executive Director of the Emilio del Rosario Foundation

EDR Foundation announces members of newly formed Advisory Board:

  • Henry Fogel
  • Gerie Greenspan
  • Thomas Zoells

Winners of the 2017 Competition