Hoosier Star auditions for vocalists are March 20, 21


The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for the 16th annual Hoosier Star Competition. Auditions will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G St., La Porte, on Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 21, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by Horizon Bank, NIPSCO, Northwest Health and Duneland Media, the competition is open to amateur singers throughout Indiana and Berrien County, Mich.. Competitors may compete individually or as a duet. 

Contestants are divided into two age groups: Youth Division (17 years old and under) and Adult Division (18 years old and over – at the time of auditions). Ten finalists, five from each age group, will advance to the final event for a chance to win monetary prizes along with the title of “2021 Hoosier Star Winner.” 

The 10 Hoosier Star finalists will perform along with members of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the La Porte Civic Auditorium. Members of the audience and a judges panel will choose each age division’s winners based on that evening’s performances. First- and second-place winners in each division will receive $1,000 and $500, respectively.

Audition forms are available at: HOOSIER STAR AUDITIONS. The registration fee is $20 per person or per duet and requires separate registrations. Contestants are encouraged to pre-register for a guaranteed time slot. Audition applications must be received by March 15 in order to be eligible and to receive a guaranteed time slot. Walk-in auditions will be available at the end of each day.

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 capella. A contestant of any age must be an amateur vocalist and must be a resident of the state of Indiana or Berrien County, Mich. 

For more information and to download an audition or rule form, visit HOOSIER STAR AUDITIONS, email hoosierstar2018@gmail.com or call 219-362-9020. Applicants will be notified of their assigned audition date and time within a week prior to the auditions.

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