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Bosco to Host Annual Young Musicians Contest

Winner will get a $1,000 scholarship.

The following was submitted to Patch by Don Bosco Prep.

Don Bosco Prep’s Chapel Concerts announces its fourth Young Artists’ Scholarship Competition to celebrate, recognize and reward the talent, commitment and discipline of young performers. This competition offers area high school musicians an opportunity to perform during the 2013-2014 Season of Don Bosco Prep’s Chapel Concerts. The first place winner will also receive a $1,000 in scholarship money to be used towards music education.  

The 2013-2014 Young Artists’ Scholarship Competition is open to United Stated citizens and legal non-citizens who are full-time high school students, who reside in New Jersey and who show proficiency in vocal or instrumental music.  Solo artists and ensembles performing in all styles of music will be considered. 

"The Young Artists' Scholarship Competition offers high school-aged performers the opportunity to showcase their talents as well as offering them a reward for their commitment and dedication,” explained Toni Bilotti Cecere, director of Don Bosco Prep’s Chapel Concerts.  “It is impressive to see how many talented young people we have just in our immediate area.  The talent gets better and better!"

Interested participants are asked to submit an application with a preliminary audition DVD by January 15, 2014.   

Twenty-five finalists will be selected to audition live and will be notified by mail by January 31, 2014.  Finals auditions will be held in on Saturday, March 8, 2014 between 10AM-1PM, when applicants will perform the same repertoire submitted for the preliminary round.  Applicants will be judged by a panel of experts on talent, technique, musicianship, skill, interpretation, presentation, presence. Competitors compete against a standard of excellence, rather than against each other. Performers should bring their own accompanist.  

Of the twenty-five finalists, ten winners will be selected to perform at Don Bosco Prep’s Chapel Concert of Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:30PM.  For a scholarship competition brochure and application or for additional information contact Toni Bilotti Cecere attcecere@donboscoprep.com or visit school’s website, www.donbosoprep.com/ Events/Chapel Concert Series.

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