Young Voices 2019: Entries, Pensacola State College, Ashmore Fine Arts Center (Building 8), Sunday, 16. June 2019

The Choral Society of Pensacola announces YOUNG VOICES 2019, a singing competition for high school and college students. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners will be invited to perform on the Choral Society’s March 14, 2020 concert. YOUNG VOICES 2019 will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Ashmore Auditorium (Building 8) on the Pensacola State College campus, located at 1000 College Boulevard in Pensacola, Florida.
All interested singers between the ages of 14 and 30, currently enrolled in a high school (or home school) or a college/university in Florida or Alabama, are eligible to participate in YOUNG VOICES 2019. Competitors will compete in one of the following divisions:

High School Level 1: Freshman or Sophomore
High School Level 2: Junior or Senior
College Level 1: Freshman or Sophomore
College Level 2: Junior or Senior

Competitors are asked to prepare two selections (art songs or opera arias) of contrasting styles, one of which is sung in English. All selections must be memorized.
Competition Format
Competitors will be assigned individual competition times and will perform on the Ashmore Auditorium stage. They may provide their own accompanists or request one from the Choral Society. Winners will be selected on the basis of the quality of their performance. The YOUNG VOICES 2019 competition will be open to the public.
Judges will have the option to recognize a winner and a runner-up in each division and to award the following cash prizes:
High School Level 1:

Winner: $300
Runner-up: $150

High School Level 2:

Winner: $300
Runner-up: $150

College Level 1:

Winner: $500
Runner-up: $250

College Level 2:

Winner: $500
Runner-up: $250

In addition, winners will be invited to perform on the Choral Society’s concert on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The Choral Society’s artistic director, Xiaolun Chen, will provide private coaching to all the winners. 
The YOUNG VOICES 2019 entry form is available for download from The Choral Society of Pensacola website. It must be submitted via e-mail to There is a non-refundable $25 entry fee and, if an accompanist is needed, an additional $25 fee. All entry forms and payments must be received by 5 p.m. Central Time, Friday, September 27, 2019.

Young Voices 2019: Entries

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