Friends of Music of Bethlehem invites voice students up to age 20 and instrumentalists up to age 19 to audition for the Outstanding Young Artist Competition. Video auditions and applications will be open between January 18 and February 8, 2019.
The winner(s) will be presented in a formal public recital at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Kirkland Village Auditorium, Bethlehem. The winner will receive a cash award of $600. Second place winner will be awarded $300.
A student who has been studying only a few years may be recognized as a “Promising Young Artist” and will not be required to perform.
Individual performers who wish to audition must be prepared to present a 25-minute recital of music selected from the standard repertoire should they win the audition. Memorization is strongly encouraged, but not required. A short encore should also be available. Competitors must provide their own accompanists.
Competitors must reside or study in Lehigh or Northampton County. For the audition, competitors may perform any of the selections chosen for the recital. All competitors receive written evaluations from the judges.
Friends of Music of Bethlehem is a 501-c-3 service organization that has promoted musical education and appreciation in the Lehigh Valley since 1928.
The organization holds the Outstanding Young Artist competition annually, offers scholarships to promising young artists, provides gifts to school program for music and makes donations to area libraries to support music-related collections.