2019 Date To Be Announced

This year marks the 11th Annual Youth Singing Competition!

Thank you to all that competed, judged, hosted, produced, and supported the youth at last year’s competition!

2018 Child Category Winners
1st Place: Gabrielle Semenchuk
2nd Place: Keelie Zink
3rd Place: Joslyn Embury

2018 Teen Category Winners
1st Place: Zoie Bamm
2nd Place: Emily Jo Crews
3rd Place: Emma Maki


To Be Announced


  • CHILD: Age 12 and under
  • TEEN: Age 13 through 12th grade


To be announced

Tickets for Spectators

Ticket price to be announced.
Spectator tickets are available for purchase at the door only, with cash, credit, or debit.

The box office will open to sell tickets to spectators at 6:30pm on the night of the event.


$25 per Child Competitor (Age 12 and younger)
$25 per Teen Competitor (Age 13 through 12th grade)

Please be prepared to answer the following questions during registration:

  1. What is the first and last name of the competitor?
  2. What is the age of the competitor?
  3. What song will your competitor be singing and who is the composer?
  4. Will the competitor require our accompanist?
    (Note: Competitor must provide piano sheet music.)
  5. If the competitor will NOT require our accompanist, will they be bringing their own accompanist, or bringing a CD with the background music?
  6. What is the grade and school name of the competitor?


Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category. The amount of the cash prizes will be determined by the amount of registration fees collected.

The winners of the Child and Teen category will also get to co-host Mornings@Home on 106.9 Home.fm for a day!


To be announced

Accompanist & Host

To be announced

Special Thanks to Our 2018-19 Media Sponsor!

Competition Guidelines and Details

There are two categories:

  • CHILD: Age 12 and under
  • TEEN: Age 13 through 12th grade

Registration fee must be paid for online no later than: Date to be announced.

The event is open to all young people through the 12th grade. Competitors must live in Jackson County or attend a Jackson County School.

Performances will be judged with the following criteria:

  • Tonal Quality: Support, tension, focus and resonance, projection, vowel placement
  • Breath: Depth and expansion, support, breath management/phrasing, posture
  • Musical Elements: Pitch, rhythmic/rest, intonation, tempo and pulse consistency, memorization, dynamics and phrasing
  • Presentation: Pronunciation/articulations, expressiveness, stage presence/poise, syllabic stress

Time slots for competitors are determined by a random drawing.

The first place winners from the previous years cannot compete but can request to sing at the competition.

Each competitor is limited to a single musical number.

If using Center Stage Jackson pianist or stereo system, competitors must provide their own accompaniment sheet music or background tracks. No lead vocals should be on accompaniment CDs. YouTube videos or DVDs not accepted.

If bringing your own pianist they will enter free of charge.

There is a limit of 20 slots determined by first come, first served.

There will be trophies and prizes for the top 3 places in each age category.

Piano, accompanist, and microphones will be provided.

Help spread the word!

Downloadable flyers coming soon!


Mandee Howard, Competition Director

2017 Winners: Child Category

1st Place: Phoebe Harvey
2nd Place: Zoie Bamm
3rd Place: Peyton Lowder

2017 Winners: Teen Category

1st Place: Patricia Barrett
2nd Place: Ria McDermott
3rd Place: Danny Hirth