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! All events will be virtual this year but just as fun!

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 Extended to June 30 via video upload

BEMIDJI SINGS! Thursday, Aug. 6, VIRTUALLY

MINNESOTA SINGS Saturday-Sunday Sept. 26 27, VIRTUALLY


HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO COMPETE IN BEMIDJI SINGS!  Submit your registration by 5 pm June 30

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! virtual show.

IF SELECTED YOU WILL Perform for cash and prizes during the Bemidji Sings! Vocal Competition at virtually. 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 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.

Minnesota Sings has moved the state competition online for this year and Bemidji Sings! is following suit! We will keep you updated on the final details of this change but for right now we are stilling looking for amateur singers to tryout virtually. 

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

Now in its seventh year, Minnesota Sings competitors compete fr 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