The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) is looking for the region’s most talented singers/performers! All ages may apply, and winners of the Talent Search will be featured at SoNA’s Christmas Concert on Dec. 14, 2013 at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.
Interested individuals should submit a photo and an mp3 recording by September 10, 2013. Submissions may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by regular mail to SoNA at P.O. Box 1243, Fayetteville, AR, 72702. There is no requirement of repertoire for the mp3 recordings. Finalists will be selected by September 13.
Finalists will audition live on September 20, and winners will be announced on September 21.
“We are looking forward to an incredible 2013-14 SoNA season,” says Executive Director Karen Kapella. “This open-call Talent Search is a first for SoNA, and we look forward to featuring winners onstage alongside our stellar classical musicians and talented SoNA Singers. It’s a great opportunity for the winners to gain valuable live performance experience, while also expanding SoNA’s reach into the community.”
“I’m really looking forward to uncovering the talent we all know is waiting to be discovered in Northwest Arkansas,” adds SoNA Music Director Paul Haas. “It’ll be a treat for all of us to get to hear the results at Christmas!”
The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) is the new name for the North Arkansas Symphony (NASO), which was founded in 1954 and provided more than 50 years of musical performances and educational opportunities. A not-for-profit organization, SoNA is currently presenting its second season under the musical direction of Paul Haas. SoNA presents classical and pops performances for symphonic music lovers in Northwest Arkansas and is engaged in a partnership with Walton Arts Center. Mission: “SoNA brings great music to life in Northwest Arkansas!” For more information about SoNA, visit www.sonamusic.org.