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Bay Chamber Announces Young Stars of Maine Prize Program 2012

Posted March 29, 2012, at 11:31 a.m.
Last modified March 29, 2012, at 12:50 p.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — Bay Chamber Community Music School Announces the YOUNG STARS OF MAINE Prize Program for 2012, featuring eight $1,000 prizes to be given away this spring!

For 50 years Bay Chamber Concerts has had an annual prize program to recognize, encourage and reward young Maine music students who are serious in their study and performance of music. Each of the $1000 prizes has different parameters with varying age ranges from 12 to 25 years old.

Prize categories include solo voice, piano, instrumental or jazz, and ensemble prizes in Chamber Music or Jazz.

PRIZE CATEGORIES

The Eleanor Erdman and Diane Nixon Vocal Excellence Prize of $1000

Open to solo vocalists.

Age minimum: 12 years old, Age maximum: 25 years old.

The A. H. Chatfield, Jr. Piano Prize of $1000

Open to solo pianists.

Age minimum: 14 years old, Age maximum: 22 years old.

The Summer Music Woodwind Prize of $1000

Woodwind, solo.

Age minimum: 15 years old, Age maximum: 24 years old.

The Jean and Harvey Picker Senior Prize of $1000

Instrumental or vocal, solo.

Age minimum: 18 years old, Age maximum: 22 years old.

The Elsie Bixler Junior Prize of $1000

Instrumental, solo.

Age minimum: 12 years old, Age maximum: 17 years old.

Ezra Rachlin Prize for Excellence of $1000

Instrumental or vocal, solo.

Age minimum: 16 years old, Age maximum: 25 years old.

The Nathan E. Corning Jazz Prize of $1000

Instrumental or vocal, solo or group.

Age minimum: 15 years old, Age maximum: 23 years old.

The Kathie Johnson Chamber Music Prize of $1000

Instrumental, group of 3-8 players (shared prize).

Age maximum: 23 years old.

Members of any applying group must be from Maine or have participated

in a Maine musical experience (e.g., Next Generation);

each group is limited to one non-Maine member.

The application deadline is May 1, 2012. Live auditions (by invitation) will be held on Saturday, June 16.

The Young Stars of Maine Prize Winners’ Concert will be held on Friday, June 29, at the Rockport Opera House.

For more information on the various prizes and to download an application form, visit the Bay Chamber website at www.baychamberconcerts.org, or call 236-2823.

 

 

 

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