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.

Please click HERE for the 2018 Young Stars of Maine application form.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018

Eligibility Requirements:
All applicants must be from Maine
Previous winners of a Young Stars of Maine award are not eligible in the same prize category; the same individual cannot win more than two prizes in any category;
Applicants must be available to attend live auditions in Rockport, if invited, on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Auditions will take place from approximately Noon -5PM.
Winners must be available to perform in the Young Stars of Maine Concert on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 4:00PM at the Rockport Opera House. Rehearsal attendance required beginning at noon that afternoon.

Submission Guidelines:

Application:
Each solo applicant, and each member of an ensemble, must complete and submit his/her own application, which must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 11, 2018

Recording:
Applicants must provide the best example of their abilities using two contrasting musical styles. Each example should not exceed 10 minutes in length.
Recordings may be submitted via CD/DVD or electronically via mp3 or YouTube link.
Each CD/DVD must be labeled with applicant’s name(s), date(s) of performance, and selections.
Electronic recordings must be accompanied by an email that includes the applicant’s name(s), date(s) of performance, and selections.
Recordings must be submitted with the completed application and postmarked no later than Friday, May 11, 2018

Teacher Recommendations:
Each solo applicant, and each member of an ensemble, must provide a recommendation from his/her current music teacher using the attached form, which must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 11, 2018

Registration Fees:
A processing fee of $40 must be included with the application form. Payment by Visa or Master Card is acceptable, or checks made payable to Bay Chamber Concerts. Financial assistance available. Contact monica@baychamberconcerts.org.

YOUNG STARS OF MAINE PRIZE PROGRAM 2018 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.

Summer Strings Prize of $1000
Open to solo string instrumentalists
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.

The Young Stars of Maine Prize Winners Concert will take place on Sunday June 17, 4PM at the Rockport Opera House.

Please come celebrate these young talented musicians in this free performance sure to please all audiences.