Video auditions are being accepted for Shining Star CLE, the inaugural solo-singing competition for high school students.
The competition is free to enter and all genres of music are welcome. Entrants must be high school students with a graduation date between 2018-2021, who live in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina or Summit counties (homeschool students are included).
Auditions will remain open through July 1.
The online audition will be followed by two live audition rounds, and will culminate with finalists having the opportunity to perform on the stage of the renowned Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square in front of a live audience, be judged by professionals in the music & entertainment industry-and to win college scholarships.
The first place winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship and the chance to perform with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at Severance Hall. Other winners include: second place, $5,000 scholarship; third place, $2,500 scholarship, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship. The high school music department of the first place winner will receive $2,500.
To enter, upload a video audition to shiningstarcle.org.
Proceeds of the competition will benefit memory care programs at Montefiore and The Weils, nonprofit organizations specializing in senior healthcare.