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 second annual Shining Star CLE Competition!
WHO IS ELIBLE
Any high school student in grades 9 – 12 (as of October 2018) in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage or Summit counties (including home-schooled students).
No entry fee!
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, 2018
Round 2 (In-Person Auditions): August 9-12, 2018
Round 3 (Semifinals): Sunday, August 26, 2017
Round 4 (Finals): Sunday, October 7, 2018 (The week leading up to The Finals, The Top-10 Finalists and two Alternates will have mandatory rehearsals (September 30-October 6).