DCYAA Competition: Call for singers!
North Shore Choral Society’s Young Artists Competition
The Dr. Donald Chen Young Artists Award (DCYAA), established in 2008, supports and promotes young, emerging singers. A competition, open to aspiring singers ages 19-28 who reside in the Chicago area, will be held on Sunday, February 18th, 2018. Eight finalists will be selected from submitted applications to compete in a live competition concert before a panel of judges. The finals concert will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake Avenue in Wilmette and will be open to the public.
Prizes: Third Place – $100. Second Place - $250. First Place – $500 and a paid solo performance in an upcoming North Shore Choral Society concert.
Live Final Competition Requirements: Two selections, 8 minute maximum total performance. One operatic aria and one contrasting art song or oratorio aria, freely determined by the applicant, are required. An accompanist will be provided for the live final competition and will rehearse with the contestants immediately before the competition on February 18th.
Requirements: To be considered for the live final competition, please submit the application, a link to sample solo good quality video or audio recording(s) (any repertoire), and one letter of recommendation, preferably from the singer’s studio voice teacher. The application package must be received by e-mail by January 26th, 2018. Singers chosen for the live audition will be contacted by February 2nd.
Our 82nd Season 2017-18
Julia Davids, Music Director
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Music of the Americas
Featuring compositions and soloists from
Canada, Brazil, and the US
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Music for Social Change –
Africa, America, and
the Singing Revolution of Estonia
Including conductor and social music activist
Mollie Stone, with special guests the Chicago Children’s Choir Presto Ensemble of Hyde Park
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Requiem – Britain and France
Offering the familiar setting by Gabriel Fauré
and a contemporary composition by Bob Chilcott
Plus an appearance with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, December 10, 2017
at their traditional holiday program, An Evanston Symphony Christmas.
Purchase tickets here