Auditions for the Lions SuperSTARS Vocal Competition Starting Next Month

 

Cafe-musique Lions SuperStars winners

These are some of the winners of last year’s Lions SuperSTARS Vocal Competitions. Auditions will be taking place soon in Chelmsford, Hanmer and Espanola.

Pierre Robillard President of Café-musique Productions is pleased to announce that the 7th Annual Lions SuperSTARS Vocal Competition will take place on October 21, 2018 at the Lionel E. Lalonde Centre. Once again, the Sudbury Area Lions Clubs are pleased to partner with Café-musique to find the top 20 singers. “We have some amazing talent in our community and our hope is to reach as many of these talented young people as possible,” says Robillard.

The vocal competition is open to youth between the ages of 13-19, and there is also a separate category for youth 12 and under. Auditions will take place in Espanola on May 26, Chelmsford May 27, and Hanmer on June 3.

Cafe-musique house band

Café-musique’s house band accompanies and mentors vocalists during the competition. The band is Patrick Yasko – Lead Guitar (left), Alain Therrien – Guitar, Denise Vaillancourt – Drums, Pierre Robillard, Café-musique Coordinator – Bass Guitar and Rod Meilleur – Key Boards.

In addition to getting expert coaching and the chance to play with a live band, SuperSTARS will compete for cash prizes. First place in each category will receive $500, runners up $250, and finalists $125.

So what is Café-musique Productions? It’s a non-profit organization that was formed in 2010 to promote the performing arts in Greater Sudbury. It was built on the performing and leadership strengths of former Café-chantant and Café-musique students who have performed at our local secondary schools over the past 50 years. Café-musique is dedicated to promoting local talent and the organization is hopeful that the 7th Annual Lions SuperSTARS will be the best ever.

Cafe-musique L'Horizon band

Musicians from L’Horizon have also volunteered their time for the last six years to play during the Lions SuperStars vocal competition.

To learn more about the 7th Annual Lions SuperSTARS Vocal Competition please contact Executive Director of Café-musique Productions Gary J. Michalak via email garyjm at sympatico.ca or call 705-983-4297. To find out more about Café-musique Productions please visit their website.

Lions SuperSTARS Mission

The Lions SuperSTARS Stewardship Group and Ambassadors will endeavour to find the most promising twenty vocalists in the District of Sudbury Manitoulin and give these performers an opportunity to launch their professional music careers or enjoy a life long journey in song.

Our Program Goals

  • To work with Lions as our major partner in promoting the program
  • To promote Children/Youth and the value and importance for singing
  • To plan for the annual Sing Out for youth between the 6 to 19
  • To work with our Ambassadors in recruiting SuperSTARS to audition sites
  • To select the top 20 Vocalist (10 x 12 and Under and 10 s 13-19)
  • To provide coaching in preparing the Artists for the annual Sing Out
  • To provide an award for all twenty Artists
  • To select the top three winners in each of the two categories
  • To market the event as one of Café-musique’s Flagship programs
  • To create an Alumnus of SuperSTARS (Competitors/Winners)

Operational Guiding Principles

  • To promote Youth and Community Arts Appreciation
  • To assure that competitors have no direct ties to any of the organizing committe
  • To underline the importance that all Competitors are Winners
  • To offer a program that is fair for all amateur competitors
  • To encourage Artists to sing in both official languages
  • To work with the Artists in selecting songs that are appropriate to their age group
  • To continually improve the delivery of the program
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