Warm up your vocal cords: Singers invited to audition for Hoosier STAR competition March 24-25

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The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) is looking for contestants for the 13th annual Hoosier STAR competition. The contest is open to amateur singers of all musical styles and age groups. This year, duets are also invited to audition!

Auditions will be held Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT and Sunday, March 25, from noon  to 5 p.m. CDT at the LaPorte Little Theatre, 218 A St.

The Hoosier STAR vocal competition brings together amateur singers throughout the state to compete for recognition and cash prizes. Contestants are divided into two age groups: youth — 17 years old and under; and adult — 18 years old and over (at the time of auditions). Ten finalists, five in each age group, will advance to the final event and the chance to win monetary prizes along with the title of 2018 Hoosier STAR winner. Duet performers will enter as, and be considered as, one finalist per each duet group.

The 10 Hoosier STAR finalists will perform along with the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium. Audience members will choose the final two winners in each age division based on that night’s performances.

First and second places in the Youth Division will receive $500 and $250, respectively. First and second places in the Adult Division will receive $1,000 and $500, respectively.

Registration forms are at HoosierSTAR.com. Contestants are encouraged to pre-register for a guaranteed time slot. The registration fee for the audition is $20 per person or duet. If a competitor would like to audition as a soloist and a duet, they must submit two separate audition forms, including separate fees. Audition applications must be postmarked by March 16 in order to receive a guaranteed time slot. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis during the audition dates.

Hoosier STAR is open to amateur soloists and duets only. No group performances may enter, and both competitors in a duet must be from the same age division. For auditions, applicants may provide their own accompanist, use a CD with no lead vocals, supply a digital mp3-capable device, or sing a cappella.

The event is sponsored by Horizon Bank and NIPSCO.For more information, call 219-362-9020 or email HoosierSTAR2018@gmail.com.

One Response to “Warm up your vocal cords: Singers invited to audition for Hoosier STAR competition March 24-25”

  1. Susan Ebert

    Jan 21. 2018

    Why don’t you expand your competition to include instrumental solo artists, not just singers?

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