STAMFORD, CT - Fairfield County high school musicians will get the rare chance to be heard by a distinguished panel of Broadway & Hollywood luminaries and esteemed local educators when Stamford’s Palace Theatre holds auditions for its Emerging Young Artist Scholarship on Saturday, March 8th from 10:30 AM to 3 PM. With students from across the county participating, the auditions will be overseen by three professional adjudicators: David Friedman (conductor of the Disney movies “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin”), Paul McKibbins (composer and Broadway publisher) and John Yoon (award-winning educator from Greenwich High School).
For the fifth consecutive year, Stamford’s Palace Theatre will award its Emerging Young Artist Scholarship Award to a student who has composed his or her own original composition. Participants include students from the following high schools: Academy of Information Technology & Engineering Stamford, Darien High School, Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Greenwich High School, St. Luke’s High School, and Trinity Catholic High School. The recipient of this award will receive a $2,000 scholarship to pursue his or her musical education and will receive the award at the 5th annual Palace Theatre Gala on April 4th.