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Bosco Offers Teen Musician Scholarships, Concert Opportunities

Anyone may apply; deadline has been extended to Jan. 31

Don Bosco Prep’s Chapel Concerts announces its third Young Artists’ Scholarship Competition to celebrate, recognize and reward the talent, commitment and discipline of young performers.  

This competition offers high school musicians an opportunity to perform during the 2012-2013 Season of Don Bosco Prep’s Chapel Concerts. The first place winner will also receive a $1,000 in scholarship money to be used towards music education.  

The 2012-2013 Young Artists’ Scholarship Competition is open to United Stated citizens and legal non-citizens who are full-time high school students, who reside in New Jersey and who show proficiency in vocal or instrumental music. Solo artists and ensembles performing in all styles of music will be considered. 

Interested participants are asked to submit an application with a preliminary audition DVD by January 31, 2013.   

Twenty-five finalists will be selected to audition live and will be notified by mail by Feb. 28. Finals auditions will be held in on Saturday, March 9, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., when applicants will perform the same repertoire submitted for the preliminary round.  

Applicants will be judged by a panel of experts on talent, technique, musicianship, skill, interpretation, presentation, presence. Competitors compete against a standard of excellence, rather than against each other. Performers should bring their own accompanist.  

Of the twenty-five finalists, ten winners will be selected to perform at Don Bosco Prep’s Chapel Concert of Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.  

For a scholarship competition brochure and application or for additional information contact Toni Bilotti Cecere at tcecere@donboscoprep.com or visit the school’s website.

The above was submitted by Don Bosco Prep.

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