The journey to musical stardom begins with a first step, and the 14th Annual Talent Among Us competition, sponsored by the Jacksonville Symphony Society, could turn out to be something big for some of the area’s finest musical talents. Talent Among Us is a talent show featuring vocal and instrumental performers currently living right in our region or away at school! The Grand Prize Winner has the potential to take home $900, as well as appear at a Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra concert.
The application deadline for this year’s Talent Among Us is January 27, and auditions will be held on Saturday, February 4 and Sunday February 5 beginning at 1:00 p.m., in Rammelkamp Chapel on the campus of Illinois College in Jacksonville. The final competition will be held before a live audience on February 25, at Rammelkamp Chapel. Contest rules and application forms are available on the Jacksonville Symphony Society’s website, jaxsym.com. Applications may be submitted through the symphony website or by mailing them to Talent Among Us Competition, P. O. box 32, Jacksonville, IL 62651
Talent Among Us is a competition providing a venue for regional emerging musical artists, to showcase their talent and encourage them to continue developing their musical ability. The competition’s objective is to provide a meaningful and competitive talent contest, attracting a significant local audience, and top-flight judges. Contestants will be recruited from area schools and colleges, and local adult performers are also encouraged to try out.