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Online registration is now open for soloists and groups to compete in Vocal Sport III, a singing competition held at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo.Vocal Sport is changing from a typical talent contest to an opportunity for singers to "network" with influential people in the entertainment industryand to win prizes and opportunities that provide further talent development and exposure.
Aspiring singers of all ages can now showcase their abilities in front of some of the most prominent agents, managers, casting directors, producers and recording labels in the area.
Entertainment professionals will provide written feedback on each singer's performance.
The Talent Scout Expo in the lobby will allow singers to meet face-to-face with professionals in the entertainment industry who can promote their talent.
TALENT SCOUTS & VIP'S ATTENDING VOCAL SPORT III:-Michael Flynn (Stage, television, and film actor, writer, producer, director, and Founder/Director of The Actors Workshop)-Bob Ahlander (Director of Artists and Repertoire for Shadow Mountain Records, the premiere record label of Deseret Book)-Amber Evans (Founder/Director of Stars Talent Studio, an agency that develops, represents, and promotes singers, songwriters, musicians, and bands)-Rick Priddis (Founder/President of Priddis Music Company, home of the ProSound record label and The Castle Recording Studio)-Michelle O'Connell (Co-founder and Instructor of the Utah Talent Network, a program developed to promote, market and launch the finest talent in Utah)-Adam Reader (Lead singer for the Terks, awarded best unsigned band in the nation by Hollywood Music, and Co-founder and Instructor of the Utah Talent Network)-Sean Bingham (Co-founder of TopBlip.com, the leader in online music contests with tournaments including the Stadium of Fire where finalists compete to win $10,000) -McKay Crockett (Director of BYU Vocal Point, Producer of ReMix Vocal Academy, and past member of BYU Vocal Point who competed in NBC's The Sing-Off and placed in the top 5)-Keith Evans (Assistant Director of ReMix Vocal Academy and a current member of BYU Vocal Point who competed in NBC's The Sing-Off and placed in the top 5) Prizes will be offered by Talent Scouts who will independently select their own winners. This replaces the typical judging process and potentially creates more opportunities to win because each Talent Scout has different criteria. Contestants can be awarded more than one prize.DETAILS:-Date: April 10-11, 2013 -Place: Covey Center for the Arts in Provo-Time: 4:30 p.m. Talent Scout Expo in Lobby, 6:30 p.m. Competition (doors open at 6)-Tickets: $10 Reserved Seating (ages 3 and up). Tickets go on sale in February at www.CoveyCenter.org or by calling 801-852-7007.See more details at www.VocalSport.com
Contestants should enter at www.VocalSport.com by January 15 to save $40 on the entry fee.