RED BANK, NJ - 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 only on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Red Bank. The application deadline is March 17 and the application fee is $10. For information or an audition appointment, call 732-933-9333, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit monmouthcivicchorus.org and click on Support Us.

A total of $2500 in scholarships 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. Show music is not acceptable. Contestants will be judged on technique, choice of material, poise and musicianship. An accompanist will be provided if needed.

Last season, the First Place winner was Nicolette Mavroleon, of Freehold, who received $1500. The Second Place winner was Claire Tsiporukha, of Morganville, who received $1000.