Music students in the four-county area, as well as 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 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 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 online 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 ten 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 on the WQCS website at http://www.wqcs.org Please note , there are a limited amount of spots available for the YMS auditions and they are taken on a first come first served basis.