The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra has re-scheduled auditions for the 15th annual Hoosier Star Competition. Sponsored by Horizon Bank, NIPSCO, La Porte Hospital and V. Michael & Cherri Drayton, Hoosier Star is open to amateur singers of all musical styles and ages. Competitors can compete individually or as a duet. Auditions will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G Street, La Porte, IN, on Saturday, July 11, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT). Strict social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout the weekend of auditions. Contestants will be given instructions to follow before entering the audition space.
The Hoosier Star competition brings together amateur singers throughout Indiana and Southwest Michigan to compete for recognition and cash prizes. Contestants are divided into two age groups: Youth - 17 years old and under; and Adult - 18 years old and over (at the time of auditions). Ten finalists, five in each age group, will advance to the final event and the chance to win monetary prizes along with the title of 2020 Hoosier Star winner. The ten Hoosier Star finalists will perform along with members of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Audition forms can be found at www.hoosierstar.com. Contestants are encouraged to pre-register for a guaranteed time slot. The registration fee for the audition is $20 per person or duet. If a competitor would like to audition as a soloist and a duet, the competitor must submit two separate audition forms, including separate fees. Audition applications must be received by July 5 in order to be eligible and to receive a guaranteed time slot. Walk-ins will not be available to audition this year.
For more information and to download an audition or rule form please visit www.hoosierstar.com, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 219-362-9020. Applicants will be notified of their assigned audition date and time within a week prior to the auditions.