YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
Sponsored by
THE PEORIA AREA CIVIC CHORALE

Congratulations to our 2019 Young Artists!

Meg Ciko,
Germantown Hills, Metamora High School
Rachel Kocher
Dunlap, Dunlap High School
Halee Hendel
Avon, Abingdon-Avon High School

Vocalists currently in grades 8-12 are invited to participate in auditions for the Civic Chorale’s annual Young Artist Competition. Auditions will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the First Christian Church (6400 N. University St., Peoria) beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The winner of this competition will have the privilege of performing as a soloist at one of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s An American Family Christmas concerts at the Caterpillar Performing Arts Center at Five Points Washington on December 17th or 18th at 7:30 p.m. or 19th at 3:00 p.m. In addition, the winners will also receive a plaque and a $350 scholarship to be used for music study (voice lessons, music camp, college courses, etc).

AUDITION RULES

  • Application deadline is Friday, October 8, 2021
  • Musical selections should be classical or musical theater and are subject to approval by the PACC music director. Selections should demonstrate adequate difficulty and showcase the vocal abilities of each singer.
  • All audition pieces should be memorized.
  • At the time of the audition, each participant should give a copy of their music to the judges.
  • Each student needs to have his/her own accompanist at the audition.
  • Students may not win this competition in consecutive years.
  • Questions can be directed to paccyouthchorus@gmail.com or our office at 309.693.6725.
  • You will be contacted via e-mail or phone to schedule an audition time.
  • If you have an unavoidable conflict on October 16, an alternate audition date has been set up for the evening of Wednesday, October 13 at the same location.

Please submit the YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION APPLICATION to:

Peoria Area Civic Chorale Young Artist Competition
P.O. Box 9696
Peoria, IL 61612-9696