March 23: Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Vocal Competition
Application deadline: March 10, 2013
The Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Vocal Competition encourages and recognizes exceptionally talented young singers in their pursuit of musical excellence. Join young artists, all high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, ages 15 – 18, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. March 23 at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale for this exciting competition.
This competition is designed to nurture young musicians in the arts and to serve as an entree in the world of vocal performance for those seriously interested in pursuing a professional operatic/classical singing career.
The young artists will be judged on beauty of voice, technical skill, musicality, accuracy, career potential and presentation. Judges look for each performer to create their own balance of technique and passion combined with substance and style. This balance should be evident in the singer’s musical authenticity, attention to lyrics, emotional truth, honesty of expression, and direct connection to the audience.
First place winners will be invited to perform in an Arizona Musicfest-sponsored recital and a Valley of the Sun NATS Chapter Master Class. Application and competition details are available on the Arizona Musicfest website. Applications must be postmarked by March 10 and accompanied by a $25 application fee.