Region – The River’s Edge Arts Alliance and River’s Edge Community Band has announced its first annual Young Artist Competition for students in 12th grade and younger who play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. The auditions will be held by appointment Saturday, Dec. 6 for a performance with the Community Band on Sunday, March 29, 2015. The winner will be chosen by a panel consisting of River’s Edge Community Band members, music educators and the River’s Edge Community Band Director.
The application guidelines are as follows: The student must be in grade 12 or younger at date of performance; reside in the town of Hudson, one of its surrounding towns -or- be a student or child of a River’s Edge Art’s Alliance member; present a letter of application signed by parent/guardian; present a letter of recommendation from private instructor or school band/orchestra director and submit a $25 fee with application. Applications must be received by Nov. 29, 2014. Audition time will be arranged upon receipt of application.
Musical guidelines are as follows: audition piece shall be that of intended performance; should be memorized at time of audition; should be one with existing band/wind ensemble accompaniment; and the applicant should provide his/her own accompanist.
The winner will perform with the River’s Edge Community Band Sunday, March 29, 2015. The first runner-up will be given the opportunity to perform in the lobby prior to the concert.
The application, further information, and audition materials are available at the River’s Edge Arts Alliance office at 155 Apsley St., Hudson, or at www.upwitharts.org. For additional information, call 978-562-1646 or email Lynne Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.