October, 2015: Coston Scholarship Competition Auditions


17 October, 2015, 10:00AM, Freemason Street Baptist Church

3rd-Annual Lisa Relaford Coston Scholarship Competition

Lisa Relaford Coston

Norfolk Chamber Consort will sponsor the 3rd-Annual Lisa Relaford Coston Scholarship Competition this October.

It is intended for aspirant vocalists from the state of Virginia, for the pursuit of a vocal performance major at an institution of higher education.

This award is also intended to commemorate the great artistic contributions made by the late Lisa Relaford Coston, acknowledged as having been one of the finest resident mezzo-sopranos ever to have graced the stages and concert halls of the Tidewater region. Born in Petersburg, VA, she passed away on 27 January, 2010, a the age of 46.

Freemason Street Baptist ChurchThe 2015 auditions will take place at the Chapel of Freemason Street Baptist Church (400 E Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510) on Saturday, 17 October, 2015, starting at 10:00AM.

The judges for the competition are Ms. Lorraine Bell, Mr. Glenn Hersch, and Dr. Brian Nedvin.

The winner will receive an honorarium of $700.00, and the opportunity to perform with the Norfolk Chamber Consort during its 2016-2017 season.

Click here for the complete rules and a copy of the scholarship competition application form. A non-refundable processing fee of $10.00 should be enclosed with all applications, the packet addressed to the Norfolk Chamber Consort, and postmarked no later than 9 October, 2015.

Please mail your application materials and processing fee to:

Lisa Relaford Coston Scholarship Competition
C/O Norfolk Chamber Consort
P.O. Box 11031
Norfolk, VA 23517

All applications MUST be postmarked by 9 October, 2015. For any additional questions or inquires, contact the Scholarship Competition Chairman, Dr. Andrey Kasparov.

Auditions will commence from 10:00AM on 17 October, 2015.

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