Young musicians may apply now to compete for cash awards in the Farmington Musicale Awards for Musical Excellence Competition, held on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Nardin Park United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills.
Application packets are being distributed to the music departments in all Farmington/Farmington Hills middle and high schools or may be downloaded at farmingtonmusicale.com. Applications must be completed and returned by February 10.
The contest is open to students who attend Farmington public or private schools, and to those whose address is in Farmington or Farmington Hills, but attend school elsewhere. The contest is also open to children or grandchildren of Farmington Musicale members.
Competition categories are: Piano, grades 7-8, 9-10, 11-12; Instrumental; grades 7-8, 9-10, 11-12; Vocal grades 10-12. Cash awards may be given in each age division and additional special awards may be given to an outstanding performance in each category.
First place winners will perform their winning solos in 3 p.m. recital on Sunday, March 4 at St. John Lutheran Church on Gill Road. All awards will be presented at the recital, which is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact Marla Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.