WQCS Special Programs
3:19 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

WQCS Schedules April Student Auditions For Young Musicians Spotlight

Music students in the four-county area, northern Palm Beach and south Brevard counties are invited to audition for public radio station WQCS / 88.9 FM’s popular Young Musicians Spotlight, a one-hour radio special featuring the talent of young musicians.


The auditions will be Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WQCS Studios on the Main Campus of Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.  The auditions are the first step to a performance on the station’s locally-produced music special.  

Students, under the age of 21, can sign up for an audition time on either Saturday.  The students can perform on piano, violin, trumpet, marimbas, cello, harp, vocals and more.  Each performer is allocated a 15-minute audition time, presenting a classical, jazz or Broadway music selection, less than four minutes in length.  Each performer will be recorded by WQCS during the audition.

Solo performances or ensembles of 5 or less are accepted for a studio audition.  Larger groups must provide a professionally-recorded CD to be considered.  Any audition needing an accompanist must be provided by the music student.  A piano is available in the WQCS studios. Recorded accompaniment is not allowed. 

A completed program application requests personal information, the name of the composer and the music selection, and other general information about awards received in music and other school and performance recognition.  This information will be used for interviews, depending upon how many students are selected for the one-hour special.

Students are asked to register for an audition time by completing an online form.  Click here, download the form by going to "file" then "Save As".  Complete the form, save  and email the completed form to YMS@wqcs.org . Please bring a printed copy of the application form to the scheduled audition.  

Young Musicians Spotlight is underwritten by Shann’s Tax Service, Inc. in Port St. Lucie. 

Past performers, who have appeared on Young Musicians Spotlight, have studied at Interlochen School of Music in Michigan, Duke University, Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard School of Music and other college and conservatory programs.

The WQCS broadcast date of the one-hour special will be Monday, May 25th at 2pm with a repeat Thursday, May 28th at 7pm on the main channel and HD1 and on Friday, May 29th at 10am on HD2.  The HD channels are available at www.wqcs.org.              

For additional information, please contact Michele Peters at 772.462.7813 or at YMS@wqcs.org.

DIRECTIONS: For those who have not visited the WQCS studios, the public radio station is located on the Main Campus of Indian River State College at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.  The radio station is a one-story building in the middle of campus and located under a 500 foot broadcast tower.  Parking is available in front of the radio station. 

Once all audition slots have been filled, no other applications will be accepted.  Auditions are scheduled on a first come first served basis