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  • 1. VSA arts TENNESSEE YOUNG SOLOIST SEARCH Program provided by generous support of Senator Diane & Dr. David Black VSA arts Tennessee is eagerly searching for the recipient of the 2011 Young Soloist Award! The VSA Young Soloist Award recognizes outstanding young vocalists and instrumentalists with a disability. This is an opportunity for musically talented students and young professionals to earn scholarship funds and possibly an opportunity to perform in Washington, D.C. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS • Vocalist or instrumentalist • Age 25 or younger by November 1, 2010 • Must have a disability (physical, mental or emotional) • Ensembles of 2-8 members may also apply. The ensemble can be anything from a rock band to a chamber quartet to a drum corp. At least one member of the ensemble must have a disability and all members must fit the age requirement as noted above. APPLICATION REQUIRMENTS • Complete application form (attached) • One page biographical information and the reasons why you feel you should be selected as the recipient of the 2011 VSA arts Young Soloist Award. • Tape or CD or DVD of three selections performed by the applicant APPLICATION PROCESS • Application requirements must be postmarked NO LATER than Nov. 1, 2010 and mailed to VSA arts Tennessee at 1210 Lake Rise Place, Gallatin TN 37066. • All applicants will be notified no later than December 15, 2010. AWARD • Cash prizes for the top two finalists • Performance opportunity on April 12 at the Schermerhorn Nashville Symphony Hall • Tennessee’s representative in the International VSA competition JUDGES Bob Stagner – Shaking Ray Levi Society/Percussionist JP Williams – Singer/Songwriter TBA
  • 2. VSA arts TENNESSEE YOUNG SOLOISTS AWARD (If this is a group, please provide applicant and contact info for all members and note which has a disability) 2011 Application Form Applicant’s Name: Date of Birth: Street Address: City: Zip: Telephone Number: Email: Add Names and date or birth of other members if this is a group: Check the category in which you plan to apply. If you are an instrumentalist, please list the instrument on which you will perform. ____ Instrumentalist ___________________________ (instrument) ____ Vocalist ___ Group Type of disability: Biographical Description On a separate sheet of paper, please provide a one-page narrative including biographical information and the reasons why you feel you/your group should be selected as the 2010 VSA arts Tennessee Young Soloist. Tape Submission You must submit 4 audio tapes or CD’s with this application. Please indicate below the type of tape provided: ____ Audio Tape CD ____ DVD Tapes must include three selections. We recommend recording your best piece first. Live music, not recorded, must be used as accompaniment if accompaniment is needed. Please list the taped selections below: Selection #1: ______________ Length: _________ _____ Selection #2: ______________________________ Length: ___________ _____ Selection #3: ________________ Length: _____________ ___
  • 3. Applicant’s Signature:_______________________________________ Date:______________ Parent/Guardian Signature (if applicant is under age 21): _____________________________________ Date: ________________ Please submit this application form and your tape to: Lori Kissinger VSA arts Tennessee 1210 Lake Rise Place Gallatin TN 37066 Entries should be postmarked no later than Nov. 1, 2010.