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January 20, 2017


2017 Winners: Child
1st Place: Phoebe Harvey
2nd Place: Zoie Bamm
3rd Place: Peyton Lowder

2017 Winners: Teen
1st Place: Patricia Barrett
2nd Place: Ria McDermott
3rd Place: Danny Hirth

Northwest High School's Cafetorium
6900 Rives Junction Rd. Jackson, MI 49201

Performers/accompanists report at 5:30
Doors open to public at 6:30pm
Show starts at 7pm

$5 per person
Sold at the door only, cash or credit/debit

Ann Holt, Jackie Livesay, and Stephen Murphy

Phoebe Harvey, Maggie Page, Peyton Lowder, Gabrielle Semenchuk
Patricia Barrett, Shelby Caudill, Cydney Harwood, Danny Hirth, Lindy Kelso, Amanda Kloack-Gregurich, Ria McDermott, Brooke Miller, Josh Ray & Sydney Stearns


Competition Guidelines and Information

--There are three categories   
CHILDREN: Age 12 and under

TEEN: Age 13 through 12th grade
GROUP: Any age, 2+ participants

--Registration form and fee must be mailed by January 6, 2017 to Becky Onnen at the following address:

Center Stage Jackson
Attn: Becky Onnen
PO Box 822
Jackson, MI 49204

--The event is open to all young people through the 12th grade. Performers must live in Jackson County or attend a Jackson County School.

--Performances will be judged with the following criteria:
Tonal Quality: Support, tension, focus and resonance, projection, vowel placement
Breath: Depth and expansion, support, breath management/phrasing, posture
Musical Elements: Pitch, rhythmic/rest, intonation, tempo and pulse consistency, memorization, dynamics and phrasing
Presentation: Pronunciation/articulations, expressiveness, stage presence/poise, syllabic stress

--Time slots for performers are determined by a random drawing.

--The first place winners from the previous years cannot compete but can request to sing at the competition.

--The competition is open to individuals or groups.

--Each contestant is limited to a single musical number whether performing as a group or individually.

--If using Center Stage Jackson pianist or stereo system, performers must provide their own accompaniment sheet music or background tracks. No lead vocals should be on accompaniment CDs.

--If bringing your own pianist they will enter free of charge. Their name should be turned in on the registration form.

--There is a limit of 20 slots determined by first come, first served.

--There will be trophies and prizes for the top 3 places in each age category.

--Piano, accompanist, and microphones will be provided.

Any questions regarding the competition may be directed to Becky Onnen, Competition Director.
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Call: 517-945-8821