LF Summer Musical 2021 Singing Contest and Showcase Concert
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED TO: AUGUST 17, 2021
STEP 1: Complete the Sign-Up Form on this page to let us know you plan to enter, and so we can send you all the details.
STEP 2: Pick your favorite song from a musical production (not just any pop song; all songs must have been included in a Broadway-style musical theatre production or a movie musical.)
STEP 3: Practice practice practice! (We recommend finding a karaoke version of the backing music on YouTube. If you can't find one, please contact us and we'll try to help.)
STEP 4: Do some test recordings using whatever video recording device works for you -- a smart phone or digital camcorder is fine -OR- contact us and we'll arrange to record your entry using our camcorder. (We're judging performances, not technology, so don't worry too much about how you capture the video.)
STEP 5: Record your best performance!
STEP 6: Upload your video file to our Dropbox location here:
DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m., Aug. 17, 2021
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: LF Summer Musical's jury will review all singing contest entries, score each entry on vocal quality, acting, emotive expression, style, and presence, and then provide feedback to all contestants. Outstanding entries will be selected to receive a cash prize/scholarship as well as the opportunity to work with our co-directors to further develop their performances for the LF Summer Musical Showcase during the Music and Markets on the Mississippi Concert on the evening of Thursday, August 26 in Little Falls. (Participation in the Showcase is not required but is strongly encouraged!)
HOW MUCH CASH?: Outstanding entries will receive a cash prize/scholarship of at least $100. We're still building this scholarship fund, and we hope to increase the size of prizes. Stay tuned, and contact us if you are interested in sponsoring LF Summer Musical and the Scholarship Fund.
WHAT ABOUT DUETS/TRIOS, ETC.?: Absolutely we encourage duets, trios, even quartets. We can't multiply the prize, but we'll kick in an extra $25 per member for combos. So winning duets will be awarded $150, trios $175, and quartets $200. Have fun!
ONE ENTRY PER SOLO SINGER OR COMBO: We're selecting the best singers, not the best songs. So pick one song that best exemplifies your strengths as a soloist or combo or both. Yes you can submit a solo entry and also an entry as part of a combo (or even more than one combo. Go nuts!)
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Any person of any age who:
1) Lives, works, or goes to school in Central Minnesota -OR- who lives elsewhere but has participated in a Little Falls Summer Musical production or table reading workshop prior to the contest entry deadline;
2) Is an amateur performer, not a professional with regular paid gigs;
3) Completes the entry form on this page and submits a video entry before the deadline expires.
Little Falls Summer Musical reserves the right to adjust eligibility requirements at its discretion.
DEADLINE: August 17 at 11:59 p.m.
The LF Summer Musical Singing Contest Showcase Will Be a Live Show for an Outdoor, In-Person Audience
Although this is a virtual contest with remote participation, the project will produce a stage performance before a live audience as part of an outdoor concert on Aug. 26, 2021, hosted by the City of Little Falls at LeBourget Park. By participating in this event, you acknowledge that gathering with groups of people creates certain risks, including potential for transmission of the COVID-19 virus. You acknowledge that Little Falls Summer Musical is not responsible for any illness or injury that may experience as a result of participating in this live concert event.