The Charleston Symphony Orchestra, along with partner PepsiCo, has expanded its successful national young artist competition to include vocalists (ages 18-25) and marimba this year. The competition will now award three finalists in each of the four categories (Strings, Woodwinds/Brass/Marimba, Piano, and Voice) and these 12 finalists will travel to Charleston, SC, to perform in front of an esteemed panel of judges on Thursday, April 9, 2015.
One applicant from each division will be chosen as a Grand Prize Finalist and will perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in a performance on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Applications are due February 1, 2015.
About the Competition:
The PepsiCo National Young Artist Competition is a Concerto Competition for students who permanently reside in the United States, ages 13-18 for instrumentalists, and 18-25 for vocalists. Four Grand Prize Finalists will perform a movement of a concerto of their choice (from the prescribed repertoire list) with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.
Who? All instruments are eligible, including voice and piano.
Where? Charleston, South Carolina
Thursday, April 9, 2015 – Twelve semi-finalists will perform in front of judges
Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Four finalists will perform in front of judges and public (7:30 pm, Memminger Auditorium)
All four Grand Prize finalists (one from each division) will win at least $1,000 with the chance to win the Grand Prize of $2,500.
- Be named 2015 PepsiCo National Young Artist
Perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Win $2,500 or divisional prizes of $1,000
Deadline is February 1, 2015
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Contact Stephanie Silvestri at SSilvestri@CharlestonSymphony.org or at (843) 723-7528 ext. 101.
More about PepsiCo:
"PepsiCo is making a difference every day by investing in our communities. Whether it be as a proud sponsor of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s National Young Artist Competition, or through our many other community initiatives, PepsiCo is committed to be being good steward of our planet’s resources and a good corporate citizen everywhere we operate, serve and live." - Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO