Monday, November 11, 2013

Sphinx Stars: Detroit Offers $10,000 Grand Prize for Second Annual Solo Competition of Singers and Instrumentalists 18 and Under


(November 6, 2013— Detroit, MI) The second annual Sphinx Stars: Detroit solo competition announces a call for entries to this showcase of Detroit’s top young singers and instrumentalists. Open to all residents of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties who are 18 and under, Sphinx Stars: Detroit will feature live performances broadcast on Detroit Public Television’s Detroit Performs. The winner will also have the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Youth Ensembles and all finalists will be able to participate in performances across Metro area and beyond. 

Aspiring Stars will compete for a top prize of $10,000 and applicants are encouraged to sign up at to audition live on December 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Max M. Fisher Music Center where they will receive feedback from a screening panel. 

Those who do not audition live must complete their applications by December 26, 2013 online at by submitting a video audition. Applicants who do not have access to video recording equipment also have the option of having their audition video taped and submitted at a Mobile Audition held at the Ford Research and Engagement Center, date to be announced at

The Ford Motor Company Fund is the lead corporate sponsor of Sphinx Stars: Detroit. "Nothing is more inspiring than seeing young people fulfill their dreams," said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. "Ford is delighted to be a part of this unique opportunity for local young people to test out their vocal and instrumental talents and compete for awards." 

In addition to The Ford Motor Company Fund, Sphinx Stars: Detroit is generously supported by The Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Ford Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Kresge Foundation, McGregor Fund, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, D'Addario and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. 

Visit to learn more, submit a video audition or sign up for a live audition.

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