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Young Voices 2020: Entries

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Pensacola State College, Ashmore Fine Arts Center (Building 8)

1000 College Boulevard

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The Choral Society of Pensacola announces YOUNG VOICES 2020, a singing competition for high school and college students. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners will be invited to perform on the Choral Society’s March 14, 2020 concert.

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 5pm CST

Competition Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10am CST



Eligibility

All interested singers between the ages of 14 and 30, currently enrolled in a high school (or home school) or a college/university in Florida or Alabama, are eligible to participate in YOUNG VOICES 2020. Competitors will compete in one of the following divisions:

  • High School Level 1: Freshman or Sophomore
  • High School Level 2: Junior or Senior
  • College Level 1: Freshman or Sophomore
  • College Level 2: Junior or Senior

Repertoire

Competitors are asked to prepare two selections (art songs or opera arias) of contrasting styles, one of which is sung in English. All selections must be memorized.

Competition Format

Competitors will be assigned individual competition times and will perform on the Ashmore Auditorium stage. They may provide their own accompanists or request one from the Choral Society. Winners will be selected on the basis of the quality of their performance. The YOUNG VOICES 2020 competition will be open to the public.

Awards

Judges will have the option to recognize a winner and a runner-up in each division and to award the following cash prizes:

High School Level 1:

  • Winner: $300
  • Runner-up: $150

High School Level 2:

  • Winner: $300
  • Runner-up: $150

College Level 1:

  • Winner: $500
  • Runner-up: $250

College Level 2:

  • Winner: $500
  • Runner-up: $250

In addition, winners will be invited to perform on the Choral Society’s concert on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The Choral Society’s artistic director, Xiaolun Chen, will provide private coaching to all the winners.

Entry

The YOUNG VOICES 2020 entry form is available for download from The Choral Society of Pensacola website. It must be submitted via e-mail to youngvoices@choralsocietyofpensacola.org. There is a non-refundable $25 entry fee and, if an accompanist is needed, an additional $25 fee. All entry forms and payments must be received by 5 p.m. Central Time, Friday, January 17, 2020.

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