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Young Stars of Maine Prizewinners Concert 2017

Sunday, Apr 30, 2017, 4:00pm

Rockport Opera House, Rockport

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For more than 50 years, Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School has had an annual prize program to recognize, encourage, and reward young Maine music students who are serious in their study and performance of music. Prize awards are $1,000, in seven categories, for individuals and ensembles ages 11-25. Live auditions for the prizes will take place on Saturday, April 1 and winners will be announced online on April 3, 2017.

The 2017 Young Stars of Maine Prizes are as follows:

The Eleanor Erdman and Diane Nixon Vocal Excellence Prize of $1000
Open to solo vocalists.
Age minimum: 12 years old, Age maximum: 25 years old.

The A. H. Chatfield, Jr. Piano Prize of $1000
Open to solo pianists.
Age minimum: 14 years old, Age maximum: 22 years old.

Summer Strings Prize of $1000
Open to solo violin, viola, cello and bass
Age minimum: 15 years old, Age maximum: 24 years old.

The Jean and Harvey Picker Senior Prize of $1000
Instrumental or vocal, solo.
Age minimum: 18 years old, Age maximum: 22 years old.

The Elsie Bixler Junior Prize of $1000
Instrumental, solo.
Age minimum: 12 years old, Age maximum: 17 years old.

Ezra Rachlin Prize for Excellence of $1000
Instrumental or vocal, solo.
Age minimum: 16 years old, Age maximum: 25 years old.

The Nathan E. Corning Jazz Prize of $1000
Instrumental or vocal, solo or group.
Age minimum: 15 years old, Age maximum: 23 years old.