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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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October 03, 2014

64TH ANNUAL JEANIE & STEPHEN VOCAL AUDITIONS (OCTOBER 3RD AND 4TH, 2014)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Date: Friday and Saturday, October 3rd & 4th, 2014.

Description:

                                                64th ANNUAL JEANIE & STEPHEN VOCAL AUDITION’S

                                 -- State Competition to Award Scholarships to Male & Female Vocalists --

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the 64th Annual Jeanie & Stephen Auditions on October 3rd & 4th, 2014.  The popular songs of Stephen Foster and the classical and operatic compositions of American music will be showcased at the Stephen Foster Museum.

 

The festivities will begin Friday evening October 3rd with “An Evening with Stephen and Jeanie” in a concert that will honor the contestants and their families.  This event is open to the public and begins at 8:00 p.m.  The next morning at 10a.m. on Saturday, October 4th, the singers will audition for the title of “Jeanie” and “Stephen” in a public concert before a panel of judges.

 

Competitors will wear 1854-style formal attire, keeping with the theme of the event, which is named for a song Stephen Foster wrote for his wife, “Jeanie, with the Light Brown Hair.” This scholarship event is a tribute to Foster, a 19th century composer who wrote some of America’s best-known songs, including, “Oh! Susanna” and “Beautiful Dreamer.”  Foster also wrote “Old Folks at Home,” which was adopted as the official Florida state song in 1935.

 

Saturday’s vocal competition awards $4,500 in scholarships. Competitors must be between the ages of 18 and 22 and must sing one song composed by Stephen Foster, and two songs of their choice written by American composers.  The Jeanie winner receives a $1,500 scholarship and the title of “Outstanding Female Vocalist in Florida.”  Two runner-ups are named “Jeanie Maids” and receive scholarships of $750 each.  The Stephen winner receives a $1,000 scholarship and his runner-up a $500 scholarship. The event attracts contestants from throughout the state of Florida and is sponsored by the Florida Federation of Music Clubs and the Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization.

 

For more information, call (386) 397-4408.  To learn more, visit http://www.ffmc-music.org/jeanie.htm

 

This event will take place:

 

Friday, October 3 at 8:00p.m. - An Evening with Stephen and Jeanie

Saturday, October 4 at 10:00a.m. - Jeanie and Stephen Auditions

Participation Requirements

Fees: Admission to the event is free with park admission of $5 per vehicle with up to eight passengers.

Contact: For more information, call 386-397-4408.

Directions:

Located on U.S. 41 in White Springs. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Milepost Exit 439 - Old Exit 84), travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41. Park entrance is on the left. From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Milepost Exit 301 - Old Exit 43), travel 9 miles to White Springs. Park entrance is on the left.

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS MAILING ADDRESS
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive P.O. Box G
White Springs, FL  32096 White Springs, FL  32096
   
LAT/LONG COORIDINATES
30°  19' 50.65" N 82°  45' 40.89" W

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