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January 12, 2008


The Monmouth Civic Chorus will hold its annual vocal scholarship auditions for New Jersey high school seniors planning to pursue higher education. Auditions will be held by appointment on Saturday afternoon, April 12, 2008 at the United Methodist Church, 247 Broad Street, Red Bank. The application deadline is April 5.

A total of $2500 is available to be awarded to students of outstanding vocal promise. Contestants must be prepared to perform two selections from the standard vocal repertoire (opera, operetta, art songs, oratorio or Gilbert and Sullivan), with at least one selection in Italian, French or German. Contestants will be judged on technique, choice of material, poise and musicianship. An accompanist will be provided if needed. For information or an audition appointment, call 732-933-9333, visit or e-mail

“Over the years, the Chorus has contributed more than $50,000 to talented students throughout the state,” said Chorus President Teri Lindstrom, Tinton Falls. Last season, First Place was awarded to Kerilyn Acer, Matawan, who won the hearts of the audience with her performance at the June 2007 Monmouth Civic Chorus concert. Past winners include Amy Polumbo, the reigning Miss New Jersey, and rising opera star JoEllen Miller, who will perform a benefit recital for the Chorus in the spring.

Event Summary
Event title: Monmouth Civic Chorus Scholarship Auditions
Date and time: Saturday, April 12, 2008, time by appointment
Location: United Methodist Church, 247 Broad Street, Red Bank
Appointments and information: 732-933-9333, or e-mail