Carmel Arts RISING STAR – 2023 REGISTRATION is OPEN NOW! 

Please, read the rules and requirements and register early to reserve your spot, spaces are limited. Please, contact us with any questions.

RISING STAR MISSION:

To educate families and the community about the value and benefits of music & theater arts, motivate youth to discover and develop their special talents, so they can empower themselves to develop confidence, self-discipline, creativity and capabilities they can use further in life.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS for Rising Star LIVE COMPETITION:

  • Carmel Arts Regional Rising Star Competition is open to all pianists, singers, actors, dancers, and freestyle performers ages 4-18.
  • In 2023 the competition will be held live (Regional)  and online (International).
  • The Competition accepts and encourages beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of performance and all styles of performing arts.
  • The competition will have competitive and non-competitive divisions.
  • Please, read the detailed rules for each division below.
  • There is no preliminary round. All applicants will be accepted to the final round of the competition.
  • Applicants of each category will be placed in the appropriate age group(s) based on experience.
  • Incomplete applications or those not including the required documents and fees will not be taken into consideration.
  • All rights for recordings, photos or broadcasts are reserved by the Carmel Arts Rising Star Competition and no fee is payable to any competitor for performances, photos, recordings, or broadcasts.
  • The competition is open to the public free of charge.

DIVISIONS:

  1. Piano
  2. Voice
  3. Theater Arts/Dance/Freestyle

CATEGORIES:

  1. Solo
  2. Duet/Ensemble
  3. Original Work (composition)
  4. Parent/Child Act

LEVELS:

Participants enter by age, determined at the time of the application deadline. The competitors will be placed in the appropriate groups by age as well as by experience

LOCATION:

Main Stage at the Monon Community Center.

Address: 1235 Central Park Dr. East, Carmel, IN, 46032

APPLICATION DEADLINES & FEES:

Competition Dates & Times: March 4-5, 9 am-7 pm

Note: each group will be assigned a specific time after all registrations are processed.

Registration Opens on November 1st, 2022.

Registration deadline: January 22, 2023

HOW TO REGISTER:

SUBMIT the REGISTRATION FORM and Pay online (it will take you to Paypal, you can pay with a credit card)

  • You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is processed.
  • Registration is not valid without payment. 
  • Registration will close earlier if the maximum number of participants is reached before the deadline. Please, register EARLY.
  • You will be able to change/submit your repertoire later (By February 1st)
  • Duets/Ensembles: Each performer fills out their own registration form and pays separately.
  • FEES: Solo – $75; Duets/Ensembles – $40 per person
  • LATE FEE: $25 late fee will be applied after January 22, 2023
  • Parent/Child Act – register together in one application. Put both of your names.

FINAL RESULTS:

All participants will be invited to join the Awards Ceremony to receive their diplomas, medals, and trophies on March 4-5th, 2023 at the Monon Community Center.

AWARDS: 

  • All competitors will be evaluated by a panel of judges and awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd, honorable mention awards for Pre-Elementary, Elementary A & B, Intermediate A & B, and Advanced categories. These awards are based on the skill, presentation, and general entertainment value of the performance.
  • All winning performers will receive a Diploma/Certificate, medals, or trophies.
  • Participants will get an opportunity to participate in workshops led by professional artists.
  • Teachers/schools will be acknowledged with certificates of recognition.
  • A letter of acknowledgment is provided for college application by request.
  • Special prizes will be considered as they become available.
  • Limited registration fee assistance is available for eligible youth.

NON-COMPETITIVE DIVISION:

Students who would like to get a competition experience, but do not wish to participate in the competitive division, may enter a non-competitive category. Students will not be evaluated by the panel of judges but receive a participation certificate. All application rules and deadlines apply.

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