Shining Star CLE is in its second season! Shining Star CLE 2018 is a Northeast Ohio high school solo-singing competition. Students from across an eight county area will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and compete for college scholarships. Beginning April 2018, each student will take their first step on the Shining Star CLE journey by uploading a video on our secure audition website. A panel of expert judges will screen the entries and invite up to 200 students to in-person auditions with a team of professional artists and musicians. Then, the top 25 vocalists will participate in the Semifinals and, from there, the top ten will compete in a professionally staged Finals Performance & Competition at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square on Sunday, October 7, 2018. That evening, we will award $18,500 in college scholarships.

We believe in creating an uplifting experience that focuses on positivity and artistic growth, ultimately enabling young people of all backgrounds to have access to a professional level of music development as well as college scholarship opportunities. Our aim is to help develop each qualifying participant, with every step of the process devoted to artistic mentorship.

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