The Cleveland POPS Orchestra Announces its Thirteenth Annual Jean L. Petitt Memorial Music Scholarship Competition Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sep 19, 2011, 14:00 ET from Cleveland POPS Orchestra

CLEVELAND, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland POPS Orchestra announces its thirteenth annual competition for the Jean L. Petitt Memorial Music Scholarship. This competition is designed to give gifted young performing artists the opportunity to perform with The Cleveland POPS Orchestra and receive a cash award to be applied to their continuing studies.

This year's competition will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2011, from the hours of 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., in room 177 of the Classical Piano Performance Academy at the East Education Center of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Eastern Campus.

Entry is open to all youth up to age 18 residing in the seven-county Greater Cleveland area. Contestants can be singers, dancers or instrumentalists. Contestants must be prepared to perform a full-length piece from memory. Selections may be drawn from standard POPS music repertoire, including songs, dances or instrumental solos found in Broadway musicals, big band arrangements, jazz or light classics.

The winner will perform with the Cleveland POPS Orchestra at one of Cleveland POPS regularly scheduled concerts at Severance Hall.  The winner will also receive a $500 cash award.

Applications must be received at the Cleveland POPS office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2011. Call or email Gordon Petitt at (216) 765-7677 – or get full details and application form online at

SOURCE Cleveland POPS Orchestra