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!


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

1st Place - $300 + recording time at Supple Studios and entry to Minnesota Sings Vocal Competition
2nd Place - $150 + entry to Minnesota Sings Vocal Competition
3rd Place - $75

AUDITIONS Noon-3 pm and 7-10 pm Wednesday, June 16 and 10 am-3 pm Thursday, June 17

BEMIDJI SINGS! 6 pm Friday, July 16 at Headwaters Music & Arts' parking lot 

MINNESOTA SINGS Saturday & Sunday Oct. 16-17 at the Courtyard Marriott in Woodbury


HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO COMPETE IN BEMIDJI SINGS! Submit your registration by 5 pm Friday, June 11.

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 Wednesday, June 16, noon-3 pm & 7-10 pm and Thursday, June 17, 10 am-3 pm. Up to 7 singers from each age division will be chosen to perform at the July 16 Bemidji Sings! Vocal Competition.

IF SELECTED YOU WILL Perform for cash and prizes during the Bemidji Sings! Vocal Competition at Headwaters Music & Arts' Parking lot (519 MN Ave NW, Bemidji). 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 Minnesota that is designed for amateur vocalists in two age categories, 13-20 & 21 and over.

The 2021 Minnesota Sings Competition is set for Saturday-Sunday, October 16-17 at the Courtyard Marriott in Woodbury.

Only individual contestants - no multiple singers or additional instruments may be used.

Now in its eighth yea,r Minnesota Sings competitors compete for cash prizes. The first place winner in EACH division will win $3000 in cash-----second place $2000 in cash----and third place $1000 in cash. Read more here.


2019 Bemidji Sings!

The judges
Mayor Rita Albrecht

Headwaters Executive Director, Tricia Andrews

The Judges