Headwaters Music & Arts invites you to take part in Bemidji Sings! to determine who will represent Bemidji at the Minnesota Sings State Finals in September.

Bemidji Sings!
finalists in each of two age group divisions will compete for cash and prizes

1st Place - $500 + Recording time at Supple Studios
2nd Place - $100
3rd Place - $50

AUDITIONS 4-8 pm Friday, May 29 OR  10 am-4 pm Saturday, May 30

BEMIDJI SINGS! Thursday, Aug. 6, at Bemidji State University

MINNESOTA SINGS Saturday-Sunday Sept. 26 27, in Woodbury, MN


HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO COMPETE IN BEMIDJI SINGS!  Submit your registration by 5 pm Wednesday, May 27.

ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED AN AUDITION TIME TO Sing one song during the preliminary auditions May 29-30. Up to 7 singers from each age division will be chosen to perform at the August 6 Bemidji Sings! show.

IF SELECTED YOU WILL Perform for cash and prizes during the Bemidji Sings! Vocal Competition at 7 pm Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Bemidji State University. Emceed by David Eichholz of Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos. The first 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 discretion of judges.

Minnesota Sings is a competition between cities throughout Minnesota that is designed for amateur vocalists in two age categories, 13-20 & 21 and over. The top two finalists in each division represents Bemidji at Minnesota Sings in September. Only individual contestants - no multiple singers or additional instruments may be used.

Now in its seventh year, Minnesota Sings gives $10,000 cash prizes in each age division, with a first place prize of $3,000. Read More here.


2019 Bemidji Sings!

The judges
Mayor Rita Albrecht

Headwaters Executive Director, Tricia Andrews

The Judges