Sunday, November 14, 2010

Videmus: 'George Shirley African-American Art Song And Operatic Aria Competition Jan. 27 & 29, 2011'

[George Shirley]

A Competition Application and Competition Package may be downloaded from the Videmus Records website:
Jan. 27 & 29, 2011
Application deadline December 15, 2010
Open to singers of all races and ethnicities, this competition focuses solely on vocal compositions
written for the recital or operatic stage by composers of African-American descent.

Place: Bushnell Congregational Church, Detroit, MI
As part of The Detroit Spiritual Festival
Eligibility: Open to High School students ages 14-19

Come participate in preparation for solo and ensemble day!
Students are encouraged to use original scores for the competition.

Contestants MUST be available for ALL scheduled events:
January 27th
10-3 PM Preliminary Competition Auditions
3-4 PM Feedback with Judges
January 29th
4-5 PM Final Competition Round Audition
5-5:30 PM Feedback
7PM Winner’s Concer

Boys: Jacket and tie
Girls: Street length dress (not formal)
Application fee $10.00

1st $400.00 2nd $300.00 3rd $200.00 4th $100.00 5th $100.00
Complete and return the application by December 15, 2010 along with a check or money order in the amount of $10.00 payable to Videmus (Memo line: GS competition).

Mail Applications to:
ATTN: Louise Toppin
4710 Regency Drive Durham, NC 27713

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Come and receive assistance as you prepare for solo and ensemble day via a weekend of competition and constructive criticism."

"George Shirley was granted emeritus status upon his retirement from The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance in May, 2007. He continues to teach on a part-time basis at the school as well as privately. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mr. Shirley has been married to the visual artist Gladys Ishop Shirley for 54 years. They have two children, three granddaughters, and one great-grandson."

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