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7th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Announces Call for Entries
By: Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation
This event showcases talented teens in our region who excel in the performing arts. More than 180 senior high schools and performing arts organizations in the St. Louis metro area received details about the 7th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. The call for entries deadline is November 11, 2016. Contestants must be enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the 2016-2017 school year and must attend a high school/home school within a 50-mile radius from the Arch. The Preliminary round will be held on February 4 & 5, 2017. Acts may include up to six students performing as a group. "We hope students who are passionate about the performing arts will register for the competition,"
Finalists in past years have included a variety of musicians, an aerialist, classical and rap/pop singers, a whistler, dancers, jugglers, a spoken word artist, and baton twirlers. The 2016 winner of the competition was pianist Royce Martin of Grand Center Arts Academy performing an original composition.
The Preliminary and Semi-final rounds will be hosted by several event sponsors: Ritenour School District (at their High School facility), Logan University and Missouri Baptist University.
High school students can respond to the "Call for Entries" and register on-line at www.foxpacf.org.
Each round and location will have a panel of at least three judges who will adjudicate and advance acts to the next round of competition. Judges for the Preliminary and Semi-final rounds are arts professionals from the St. Louis region who are asked to give each act constructive, verbal feedback immediately after they perform. The finalists will compete on The Fabulous Fox stage as part of a professionally produced show on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This final event at the Fox is free and open to the public.
Students placing First, Second and Third will win college scholarships. The 2017 1st Place scholarship ($8,000) is underwritten by the Ameren Charitable Trust; 2nd Place and 3rd Place scholarships are $5,000 and $3,000 respectively. All students who enter and compete in the Preliminary Round will be eligible for consideration to receive scholarships from both Lindenwood University and Southeast Missouri State University. Contestants who advance to the Final round will be eligible for various cash awards and prizes (full list available at www.foxpacf.org)
"We have been thrilled with the response to this event from students, parents, arts organizations and the community. The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation is uniquely positioned to provide the opportunity for students to perform at the Fox and on other stages around St. Louis. We are pleased that we are able to put talented young people in the spotlight," said Strauss.
Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation fosters, promotes, and encourages young people in the St. Louis region to discover and participate in the joy and wonder of live performances.
Call for Entries
7th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition
DEADLINE: November 11, 2016
Register on-line: www.foxpacf.org/
For additional information about this and other Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation events, please visit www.foxpacf.org