West Valley Youth Vocal Competition
Supporting Young Vocal Talent
The West Valley Chorale is now accepting applications for our Second Annual Young Singer Competition. For our 2018-19 season, the competition has been expanded to include high school junior and senior singers who reside in the Phoenix metro area.
This competition demonstrates the Chorale’s commitment to encouraging talented young singers. Last year, the Chorale awarded $2000 in prizes.
Applicants must submit a video that showcases their talent by October 20, 2018 to email@example.com.
Music selections must be from either the Classical or Broadway repertoires. Applicants must also submit a publicity head shot in JPG format.
After the videos are juried, semifinalists will be invited to sing in the finals at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Sun City West on Saturday November 3. Winners of the finals will be sing a solo with the Chorale in the concerts on Dec 4 and 6, 2018.
Information on the 2017-2018 competition is provided below.
Through generous donations from our patrons and supporters during our 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, the Chorale implemented a vocal award program to recognize and support young vocalists during our 2017-18 season. Auditions were held in November 2017 for students in the Dysart School District. Awardees were:
|Elizabeth Juillet (Willow Canyon)||$400|
|Megan Lundberg (Valley Vista)||$400|
|Abby Pruzinski (Valley Vista)||$300|
|Allison Belson (Valley Vista)||$300|
|Todd Horne (Valley Vista)||$300|
|Eliza Hill (Shadow Ridge)||$300|
The two top award winners performed at our December and April Concerts: December – Elizabeth Juillet and April – Meagan Lundburg.
During our 35th season we will continue our vocal competition outreach, looking to reach a larger competitive pool. Information on eligibility for the 2018-2019 Vocal Competition is provided above.
We encourage our patrons and donors to support this important outreach and recognition effort. Donation jars will be available at all concerts to accept donations for the vocal award program.