If you love to sing… if you want to showcase your talent… if you can imagine yourself performing on stage under Playhouse Square lights…
YOU’LL WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRST-EVER SHINING STAR CLE COMPETITION!

  • Who is Eligible

    Any high school student in grades 9-12 (as of October 2017) in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina or Summit counties (including home-schooled high school students).

    No entry fee required!

  • THE SCHOLARSHIPS

    1ST PLACE: $10,000 college scholarship & the opportunity to perform with Cleveland Pops Orchestra at Severance Hall.

    2ND PLACE: $5,000 college scholarship.

    3RD PLACE: $2,500 college scholarship.

    4TH PLACE: $1,000 college scholarship.

    BONUS PRIZE: $2,500 to 1st PLACE WINNER’S high school music department.

  • The Audition Process

    Round 1 (Video Auditions): April 1 – July 1, 2017

    Round 2 (In-Person Auditions): August 11, 12 & 13, 2017

    Round 3 (Semifinals):Sunday, September 10, 2017

    Round 4 (Finals): Sunday, October 22, 2017

Imagine a sold-out audience coming to see Northeast Ohio high school students perform on the stage of the prestigious Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square in competition for $18,500 worth of college scholarships. Students from across a five-county area will have that opportunity in our inaugural singing competition, Shining Star CLE.

You or your organization can play an important role in this extraordinary event by being a supporter!

Shining Star CLE 2017
A Northeast Ohio High school Solo-Singing Competition