Headwaters Music & Arts invites you to take part in Bemidji Sings! to determine who will represent Bemidji at the Minnesota Sings State Finals in October!
finalists in each of two age group divisions will compete for cash and prizes at the Minnesota Sings Vocal Competition in October.
1st Place - $300 + recording time at Supple Studios and entry into Minnesota Sings Vocal Competition
2nd Place - $150 + entry into Minnesota Sings Vocal Competition
3rd Place - $75
AUDITIONS June 11-12
BEMIDJI SINGS! July 15
MINNESOTA SINGS Saturday & Sunday Oct. 1-2 at the Courtyard Marriott in Woodbury
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO COMPETE IN BEMIDJI SINGS! Submit your registration by 5 pm Monday, June 6.
ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED AN AUDITION TIME TO Sing one song during the preliminary auditions. Auditions will be in person, with the option to meet with judges via Zoom. Auditions are scheduled for noon-6 pm Saturday, June 11 and and 10 am to 2 pm Sunday, June 12 at Headwaters Music & Arts. Up to 7 singers from each age division will be chosen to perform at the July 15 Bemidji Sings! Vocal Competition.
IF SELECTED YOU WILL Perform for cash and prizes during the Bemidji Sings! Vocal Competition on July 15. The first and second place winner from each age division will move on to Minnesota Sings Statewide Finals.
SINGERS WILL BE JUDGED BASED ON THE CRITERIA LISTED BELOW AND WILL RECEIVE THE JUDGE’S BRIEF FEEDBACK IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THEIR AUDITION. ALL JUDGES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
Vocal Skills: Includes pitch, breath control, dynamics, phrasing, enunciation, and tone.
Presentation Skills: Includes eye contact, body expression, facial expression, attire, and microphone technique.
Audience Response to Performance: Based on judge's observation
Judge's Overall Impression of your Performance: At the discretion of judges
Choice of Material: Singer chose a proper song to showcase their abilities
Minnesota Sings is a competition between cities throughout our great state--designed for amateur singers. Vocalists compete for the honor of representing their city and for the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes. There are two divisions: 13 to 20-year-olds and 21 and older. Vocalists have to sing to a backing track that cannot exceed five minutes. The song has to be memorized and the words need to be family-friendly. The best part is you can sing any type of music. At Minnesota Sings we hear everything from Broadway to Rock N' Roll, Country, Country Rock, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Contemporary Christian, Arias from Operas, and much more.
Cities have to put on a local "Sings" event to determine who will represent them at Minnesota Sings. Most cities do their local "Sings" events during their Summer Celebration. However, it is also an excellent stand-alone event. Each city can send four singers to Minnesota Sings--two from each division. $20,000 total in cash will be given away and also recording sessions and music gear. Read more here.
2021 Bemidji Sings!
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