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NextGen: Finding the Voices of Tomorrow

Posted on Mar 17,2018
Filed Under Entertainment , Local Style,

WASHINGTON, DC. - The American Pops Orchestra has teamed up with Washington, DC chapter of The National Society of Arts and Letters for their first annual vocal competition, "NextGen: Finding The Voices of Tomorrow." The final round audition will take place at Arena Stage in The Kreeger Theater. Judges for the competition will include Baayork Lee (Tony-winning Broadway Legend), Jim Caruso (Birdland Jazz Club), Kelly d'Amboise (Signature Theater and APO Resident Director), and Robert Pullen (Emmy-nominated Producer and owner of Nouveau Productions).

The vocal competition is open to students and recent graduates from American University, Howard University, Catholic University, Shenandoah Conservatory, Ohio University and more, who have competed in first round auditions for Maestro Frazier on their campuses. Each student was asked to sing 32 bars of a song, any popular or theatrical song written before 1970.

The finals will provide an opportunity for each finalist to sing with a jazz trio from the APO in front of a live audience. The panel of acclaimed guest judges will select 2 first place winners and 2 runners-up. Each first place winner will receive $500 and each runner-up will receive $250. All four winners will be guaranteed a mainstage appearance in the APO's 2018-2019 season.

Arena Stage
1101 6th St SW
Washington, DC 20024
Friday, Mar 23, 8:00 pm

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