Love & Fairy Tales was a delightful success1 Thanks to all who attended, and sorry it has taken me so long to update.
The Vocal Competition signup deadline approaches, and there is still room for competitors of all ages. Finalists get to participate in the exciting Community Outreach Music Festival this summer- see below for a sneak peek at what participants will get to do, plus the full details of the competition!
Elgin OPERA announces its Third Annual Vocal Competition with cash awards and scholarships to Elgin OPERA’s First Community Outreach Music Festival. Finalists in the competition and participants in the Music Festival will sing at recitals and concerts during the month of July and will prepare and perform opera scenes under the direction of Mark James Meier, participate in Master Classes with Maestro Giulio Favario (former Associate Conductor and Chorus Master at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and former Principal Coach at the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists) and Philip Morehead (Pianist and Conductor, Head of Music Staff of Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists and former Chorus Master). The Festival will be held in June & July at the Kimball Street Theatre located in the new Rider Center on the campus of Elgin Academy.
Four age divisions are set as follows:
Division I – Twinkle Little Star – 12 years old and under
Division II – Teen Artist – 13 – 18 years old
Division III – Young Artist – 19 – 26 years old
Division IV – Emerging Artist – 27 years old and over
Cash awards for Division I range from $100 to $200
Cash awards for all other divisions range from $100 to $500.
Preliminary Round and Semi-Finals will be held on June 6, 7, 13, & 14 at the Kimball Street Theatre at the corner of Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue, on the campus of Elgin Academy.
Preliminary round for Division I & II will be held on Saturday, June 6th in the afternoon.
Preliminary round for Division II & IV will be held on Sunday, June 7th in the afternoon.
Semi-Finals for Division I & II will be held on Saturday, June 13th in the afternoon.
Semi-Finals for Division III & IV will be held on Sunday, June 14th in the afternoon.
Finals will be held at the Professional Building, 164 Division Street in Elgin on June 27 & 28.
Division I & II will be held on Saturday, June 27th in the afternoon.
Division III & IV will be held on Sunday, June 28th in the afternoon.
Deadline to register is set for June 1, 2009. Brochure and registration form can be downloaded from Elgin OPERA’s website at www.elginopera.org. For more information contact Elgin OPERA at 847-695-5014 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is made possible by the Palmer Foundation, Elgin Academy, the Illinois Arts Council, the Grand Victoria Foundation, Barbara and Barre Seid Foundation, E3 Design Group, the City of Elgin, the board and Opera Guild of Elgin OPERA, and Elgin OPERA’s generous sponsors.