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 on Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Red Bank. The application deadline is April 1 and the application fee is $10. For information or an audition appointment, call 732-933-9333, e-mail [email protected] or visit and click 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 Evangeline Athanasiou, mezzo-soprano, Red Bank, who was awarded $1300. The Second Place winner was Christa Dalmazio, soprano, Leonardo, who was awarded $1200. Michelle Bonzani, soprano, Point Pleasant, and Vincent Martini, baritone, Union Beach, were awarded Honorable Mention. 

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...