The BMC encourages young musicians who demonstrate talent, perseverance, and fine musicianship with several awards.
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We know that pursuing excellence in music is hard work, and takes much determination and dedication on the part of students, with support from teachers and parents along the way. Through adjudicated auditions, students are recognized and valued in their music making, and often motivated to pursue a career in music. You are cordially invited to encourage young musicians by attending our auditions where first ($400/500), second ($300) and third-place ($200) awards along with special $100 prizes in select categories will be granted.
The public is cordially invited to attend the following auditions at Trinity Lutheran Church (dates for 2018-2019 season will be announced in the fall):
BMC High School Piano Competition in honor of Nancy Bussard
Friday, January 12, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
BMC High School Vocal Competition in honor of Jack and Ginny Frymire
Friday, January 19, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
BMC High School String Competition in honor of Ethel Crook
Friday, February 2, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
BMC High School Instrumental Competition in honor of Nicholas Bussard
Friday, February 9, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
WWU Music Competition in honor of Virginia Glover
Recipients will be selected by audition from WWU Music Department nominations.; auditions will take place at WWU in the Choir Room (Music Department) on Saturday, February 17, starting at 11 am.
Award winners will perform at the Free Wednesday Morning Concerts at 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran in February, March and April 2018. Additionally, the “Western Treasures” Night Beat concert on Thursday, April 19, 7:30pm, will feature WWU winners and friends.
New this year: The top placers for each high school competition will be invited to participate in the Whatcom Symphony HS Concerto Competition, with a chance to perform with the WSO!