Our Mission: 
"To stimulate the musical ability of the Members and inspire interest in the art of music."

Mourning the loss and celebrating the life of
Durema Kohl (1924-2021)

On November 24, 1954 Durema Kohl performed a Schumann piano sonata for the Glen Ellyn Musician's Club which she'd joined earlier that year. In March of 1955, she performed again, this time in her favorite role as accompanist. She held a bachelor's degree in music from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a master's degree in organ and church music from the University of Kansas. A member of the American Guild of Organists, she was a substitute organist and choir director for many churches in the area. She served as president of the Musician's Club from 1959 to 1961 and as president of the Wheaton Music Club from 1969 to 1971. Always a supporter of the Club's contest for young musicians, she frequently hired the winners for subsequent concerts at Wyndemere where she served on the Performing Arts Committee. A warm, supportive and demanding colleague, she brought her intelligence, vast knowledge of music, high standards, and subtle sense of humor to her many collaborations with other club musicians. On February 12, 2020 she performed at the club meeting and was planning more performances when the pandemic hit. A kind and thoughtful person as well as an outstanding musician, she will be greatly missed.

Student Scholarship Contest
The focal point of the Music Club is the annual Student Scholarship Contest and Recital.  The Music Club has sponsored the contest since 1949.

Due to the pandemic the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Music Club will not be holding any public club meetings during the 2020-2021 season. Sadly, our 2021 Scholarship Contest is cancelled, as well. Hopefully we will be able to resume our normal activities in the fall of 2021.

The Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Music Club was formed in 2004 from the merger of the Glen Ellyn Musicians’ Club, founded in 1933, and the Wheaton Music Club, founded in 1955.

From September through May, the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Music Club presents monthly programs featuring members and guest musicians. Monthly programs are held in both member homes and larger venues like churches and retirement communities.

Performances at meetings typically include solos and ensembles featuring orchestra instruments and voice. Presentations have also included piano-four-hands, organ, harpsichord, harp, period instruments, and the premiere of a member’s composition.

We welcome sponsors for our 2022 Student Scholarship Contest and encourage you to patronize this generous sponsor of previous contests:

Senior Strings Sponsor:
Gregory S. Sapp Violins, Ltd.  For sales, rental, repair and restoration of violins, violas, and cellos, please visit www.sappviolins.com or their new location at 1880 E. Fabyan Pkwy in Batavia.

If you would like to become a contest sponsor, please send email to contest@GEWMC.org.