NOYSE – North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence

2016 NOYSE Participants with MC Ian Parker (far right) and NOCCA President Paul Maynes (far left)

NOCCA is excited to support North Okanagan’s incredible young talent with a bi-annual North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence (NOYSE) concert held at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre.

Singers and musicians from Lake Country to Salmon Arm, under the age of 25, preferably with Grade 10 or higher, are invited to audition for an opportunity to participate in this concert. Both soloists and small groups are welcome. Our goal is to present a variety of individual and 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 concert may instead be selected to open for NOCCA concerts.

The next NOYSE Concert is at 2pm on Sunday January 28, 2018.

Auditions will be held on November 10 & 11, 2017 at the Vernon Jazz Club. A tuned piano will be provided.

Audition performances should be approximately 10 minutes in length. 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 Alex MacArthur at 250-540-6493.

NOYSE concert tickets are $20 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.

2018 NOYSE Audition Application:

2018 NOYSE Poster