October 17, 19 Upscale Singers Offer Youth Scholarships
Calling all youth singers! If singing is your passion and you’d like to hone your skills, this may be the opportunity for you!
The Upscale Singers announce their seventh annual scholarship auditions with prizes ranging from $150 to $500. The money is paid directly to the voice teacher chosen by the winning student. In the past six years, the Upscale Singers have made 65 awards totaling well over $16,000.
Auditions are open to all junior and senior high students (grades 7-12) living in the Cave Creek and Anthem/New River school boundaries. Both public and private school students are welcome.
Audition appointments are available Oct. 17 from 4:30 to 8 p.m., and Oct. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Singers must schedule their appointments before Oct. 11 by phone.
Auditions are held at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church at 34605 N. Scottsdale Rd., on the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway. This is the same church where the Upscale Singers present their annual Christmas concert.
Students sing either one or two songs at their audition. An accompanist is provided, or they may use a CD or iPod, provided there are no lead vocals on the accompaniment. The auditions are private, and Upscale Singers have a reputation with the area vocal teachers for providing a warm and positive setting for all the young singers who try out.