Young Stars of Maine Prize Program

YOUNG STARS OF MAINE PRIZE PROGRAM 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.

YOUNG STARS OF MAINE PRIZE PROGRAM 2017 PRIZE CATEGORIES

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.

The Summer Music Woodwind Prize of $1000
Woodwind, solo.
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.

 

 

We are proud to announce the 2017 Young Stars of Maine Prizewinners in the following categories:

The Ezra Rachlin Prize for Excellence:

Christopher Garrepy, countertenor

 

 

 

 

The Eleanor Erdman and Diane Nixon Vocal Excellence Prize:

Rachel Shukan, soprano

 

 

 

 

The A. H. Chatfield, Jr. Piano Prize:

Soren Nyhus, piano

 

 

 

 

 

The Summer Strings Prize:

Colin Aponte, violin

 

 

 

 

 

The Elsie Bixler Junior Prize:

Morgan Flanigan, piano

 

 

 

 

The Jean and Harvey Picker Senior Prize:  

Kiersten Curtis, soprano

 

 

 

The Young Stars of Maine Prize Winners Concert will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017 4PM at the Rockport Opera House. Please come celebrate these young talented musicians in this free performance sure to please all audiences.