The Findlay Light Opera Company is accepting applications for its Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship.
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a Hancock County high school senior planning to advance their study of a performing art (dance, vocal or instrumental music) at an accredited college or university.
Seniors who are interested in competing for the award must apply for adjudication by completing an application at www.findlayopera.org. Applications are due by March 14.
The scholarship is not limited to those who plan to major in a performing art; the competition is also open to students who will be participating in a performing art in some capacity, such as a member of a vocal ensemble, concert band, dance studio or taking private lessons in their chosen performing art.
Criteria for selection include consideration of performing art accomplishments and ability, future promise and a desire to pursue a performing art at the collegiate level.
Competing students must perform two short selections (each selection no longer than four minutes) of contrasting styles and provide their own accompaniment if necessary.
Performers will be randomly placed on a performance list and will perform their selections in a recital setting with a public audience and adjudication panel.
The winner of the scholarship will be presented with their award at the conclusion of the recital, which will be held at 3 p.m. April 13 in the University of Findlay’s Ritz Auditorium.
.The scholarship was first offered in 1990 as the Eleanor S. Mitchell Vocal Music Scholarship in order to enhance community awareness of musical theater and the development of local musical talent. This year, the award became the Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship and was opened for the first time to multiple performing arts.
For more information, and to apply online, visit www.findlayopera.org.
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