NOYSE – North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence

Even More NOYSE Concert – 2pm Saturday February 1, 2020
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We are very pleased to announce that NOCCA (North Okanagan Community Concert Association) is planning the third NOYSE (North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence) concert for young musicians of the North Okanagan. This gala performance at the Performing Arts Centre is open to any young talent embracing music in any of its diverse forms: any solo acoustic instrument, small acoustic group, song, or dance. Non-professional participants up to 24 years of age are invited to audition at the Vernon Community Music School on Saturday January 11, 2020.

An on-line audition form is below which can be submitted directly from the website, and will be accepted until January 4, 2020. Alternatively applications NOYSEAuditionApplication can be downloaded, printed and left for Alex Macarthur at the Vernon Community Music School Office Monday to Thursday 8 am-12:30 pm and 1-5 pm (except Statutory Holidays and Christmas Break).

The Gala Performance will take place at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
on Saturday February 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Ticket prices: Adults $20, NOCCA Subscribers $15, !8 Years & under $10, 8-12 Program $5
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To help performers prepare for the audition, we are looking for the following:

  • An advanced selection in the presentation of choice
  • Advanced level of technical skills
  • Presentation as a performer – introduction of self and selection, stage presence, interaction with audience, etc.
  • Interpretation – expression, phrasing etc. of chosen piece

We hope performers welcome this opportunity to perform in a wonderful concert venue with an attentive audience. Holding the auditions in the early New Year gives performers a longer time to prepare. All final participants will be awarded an honorarium.

If you have questions please contact Alex Macarthur at 250-540-6493. We look forward to meeting students in the New Year!

Print Audition Application: NOYSEAuditionApplication


On-Line Audition Application for NOCCA’s ‘Even More NOYSE’ 2020:

Audition: Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Vernon Community Music School Carriage House Loft – times to be arranged
Please note: Bring a biography and photo that will be used for promotional purposes to your audition. Also please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to hand in paperwork and prepare.
Performance: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre 2:00pm – performers will be required earlier for sound check – times TBA

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Please note: Performance piece must be the same as the audition piece. Your audition must be a maximum of 15 minutes, including set up. Performance should be 5-7 minutes, no longer.

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