This may be of interest to area recorder players. Early Music America announces its Baroque Performance Competition finals for 2014 in association with The University of Chicago Presents. The purpose of the competition is to encourage the development of emerging artists in the performance of Baroque music. The finalists were selected from a pool of applicants by an independent panel of three judges. The competition finals are scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Hall at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts located at 915 East 60th Street in Chicago, Illinois. Free to the public.
Here is a link with more information about performing ensembles and prizes offered: