NOCCA Youth Showcase – Sunday January 31, 2016

NOCCA Youth ShowcaseNorth Okanagan Music Teachers and Students – NOCCA is excited to support North Okanagan’s incredible young talent with a North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence (NOYSE) concert to be held at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre on Sunday January 31, 2016 at 2pm. Singers and musicians under the age of 25, preferably with Grade 10 or higher, are invited to audition for a place in the concert. .

Both soloists and small groups are welcome. Our goal is to present up to eight individual or ensemble performances, each being approximately ten minutes in length. The achieved grade level is not mandatory, but the ability to entertain and be comfortable doing so is an asset. We are looking for excellence in ability as well as a variety of programming. Classical presentations are preferred, but not exclusively.

Honoraria for selected participants will be $300 for solo, $400 for duo and $450 for trios or larger ensembles. Those students not chosen to perform in the showcase may be selected to open for NOCCA concerts in the future as part of the “Rising Star” series.

Auditions will be held November 11, 2015 in the Vernon Jazz Club from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Performances should be approximately 10 minutes in length. A tuned piano will be provided.

Candidates may feel more relaxed presenting something they have played previously and are very comfortable playing. Applicants will be chosen not only on their musical skill level, but also on their ability to entertain and connect with an audience. To register for an audition please complete the form below or call Paul Maynes at 250-260-8288.

NOYSE concert tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for NOCCA subscribers and $10 for ages 18 and under. Seats are available on a first come-first serve basis. All proceeds will go to an education fund to provide ongoing scholarships for music students in the North Okanagan as they continue their musical careers.