West Valley Youth Third Annual
Supporting Young Vocal Talent
Thanks to all the students who applied for this year’s Young Singer Competition. Semifinalists will be notified by email by Feb 6, 2020.
After the videos are juried, semifinalists will sing in the finals on Saturday afternoon March 14 at Shepherd of the Hills UMC, 13658 W Meeker Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375. First place winners of the finals will sing a solo with the Chorale at our spring concerts (March 31 & April 2).
We will post results of this year’s competition on our website and Facebook pages by March 20, 2020.
2018-2019 Winners Announced
On November 3rd, several great young singers participated in our second West Valley Youth Vocal Competition. Here are the results:
First Place Winners – $800 Scholarship Per Winner
Second Place Winners – $400 Scholarship Per Winner
Josh performed at our December Concerts and Makenzie performed at our April Concerts. Both did an outstanding job. We are so pleased to offer this opportunity to young singers.
2017-2018 Scholarship Winners
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.