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Additional Location Information
311 Kent Square Road,
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
About This Event
The City of Gaithersburg and the Kentlands Community Foundation announce the 9th annual Young Artist Award, a juried competition culminating in a concert for the top prize winners. The Young Artist Award provides young instrumental, piano and vocal musicians with an enriching artistic experience. The following are the general guidelines of the Young Artist Award:
Open to vocal and instrumental (woodwind, brass, string, guitar, piano) musicians between the ages of 12 and 18 years. Applicants must be at least 12 years old, but no more than 18 years old by December 31, 2011.
Participants may apply as vocal soloist, wind/brass soloist, string soloist or piano soloist. Participants must provide their own piano accompanists.
Previous First Place winners may not apply in the category in which they won.
Participants will perform before a live jury in a closed audition on Saturday, February 4, 2012.
First, second, third, and honorable mention prizes may be awarded in each category (Vocal, Wind/Brass, String, and Piano).
All participants will receive written feedback from the jurors.
Winners will be notified by phone within one (1) day of the competition and a letter will be sent within seven (7) business days.
Top prize winners will be presented in the Young Artist Award concert on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Participants MUST be available.
Participants MUST bring three (3) copies of their audition repertoire to the competition with first and last name in top right corner of each page. These copies will not be returned. Failure to bring copies will result in a lowering of competition score.
Participants will need to submit a biographical sketch, including training, years of study, music teacher(s)/school(s), honors and awards received, and other interests.
Applications must be received by December 16, 2011.
There are no refunds for the application fee.
For important information including performance requirements, concert information and audition locations, please refer to: www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn or www.kentlands.org.
Who are you registering?
Waiver and Release
By submitting this application, I hereby give my consent for my child to participate in the City of Gaithersburg and The Kentlands Community Foundation's Young Artist Award.
Furthermore, I agree to allow the city to take and/or use photographs, video and/or recordings of the competition/concert for promotional purposes in print, brochures, postcards, fliers, the city website and other marketing media.