The Bronx Arts Ensemble is holding its annual Jonathan Bingham Young Bronx Artist Contest on Saturday, April 29 at 9:00 am at Vladeck Hall in the Amalgamated Houses. The competition is open to music students (vocal and instrumental) ages 14 to 20, who reside or attend school in the Bronx. First-prize winner will receive $500 and a solo appearance with the Bronx Arts Ensemble during the 2017-2018 season. Runners-up will receive cash awards. Vladeck Hall is located at 74 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, NY 10463 on the corner of Hillman Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South.
The competition is named for the late Bronx Congressman Jonathan Bingham, an avocational violinist and composer.
•Open to all qualified music students ages 14 to 20
•Applicant MUST be a Bronx resident or attend school in the Bronx
•Applicant must be a U.S. citizen with a Social Security number
•ACCOMPANIST IS REQUIRED for singers and instrumentalists
•Audition length: 1o to 15 minutes from standard repertoire (no original compositions)
•Applicant will be given a specific audition time
•Appropriate concert dress is requested
•DEADLINE: Thursday, April 27