Thursday, February 15, 2018

Concert on the Green in Orange Park FL hosting Inaugural Outstanding Jazz Musician Award Competition

Young Artists Music Competition applications being accepted

Students with an ear for music are invited to participate in the Concert on the Green Young Artists Music Competition for the chance at a $1,000 scholarship. Winners will also perform as a soloist with the Jacksonville Symphony during the annual Memorial Day weekend festival event on May 27 on the campus of St. Johns Country Day School.

The competition is for students in grades 6-12 who reside in or attend a school in Clay County. The application deadline is April 14.

Vocalists and instrumentalists are eligible for the competition. And new this year, Concert on the Green is hosting the inaugural Outstanding Jazz Musician Award. The first round of the competition will take place on April 21. Concerto Competition contestant finalists will perform in front of a live audience on April 23 for the final judging. All winners, including the Jazz Competition winner, will be announced on April 23. All finalists will receive an award or a scholarship.

The contest grand prizes are $1,000 scholarships which may be awarded to the first place vocalist, first place instrumentalist and first place jazz musician.

The Concerto Competition scholarships are named after Howard Tappan, a chorus teacher for 30 years, and one of the founders of Concert on the Green, who was a Minister of Music at Penney Farms Retirement Center.

The new Jazz Competition scholarship is named after Dr. Bill Prince, Professor Emeritus of the School of Music at the University of North Florida. Prince is an internationally known jazz educator, composer and performer. These scholarships are supported by Penney Farms Memorial Church Commemorative Fund and Oxley-Heard Inc.

A 31-year tradition in Clay County, Concert on the Green has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to Clay County students and county schools since its inception. For more information and to apply, go to

No comments :

Post a Comment