Dear High School Principals, District Arts Coordinators and Curriculum Directors:
The Iota Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Salt Lake Community College will host our Annual Talent Hunt Competition April 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. The finals competition will be held in the Grand Theatre at Salt Lake Community C, South City Campus, 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City. Admission is free and open to the public.
Utah high school students are invited to an Open Audition on Saturday, March 10, 2018 to perform in one of five areas: music, vocal or instrumental (e.g., classical, semi-classical, gospel and jazz); interpretive movement to music (e.g., hip hop, ballet, modern dance and tap); speech (e.g., spoken word, poetry, orations and monologues); and art (e.g., visual, sculptures and photography). Finalist will be selected from the five performance categories to perform at the Finals competition on April 14th. The winner of our local competition will receive $1,000 and advance to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s 12th District Conference Talent Hunt Competition on May 5, 2018 in Long Beach, CA. The winner of the 12th District competition will receive $1,000 and advance to the International Talent Hunt Demonstration in July 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The local state competition is open only to Utah students in grades 9 through 12. All contestants must compete as soloists; no group performances are allowed.
Online registration is open until on February 1st. The website address for online registration is www.Que-TriIota.org. Professionals will adjudicate the audition and finals competition. Auditions will take place on March 10th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at SLCC’s Student Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, 4600 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84123.
Please help us spread the word to high school students through your contacts. Your assistance will help us make this year’s competition an overwhelming success.
William A. Smith, Ph.D.
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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded in 1911 and incorporated in 1914 at Howard University, Washington D.C. The Fraternity has been active nationally and internationally for over 105 years. One of the fraternity’s key international mandated programs is the Talent Hunt. The Talent Hunt Program was established in 1945 and is implemented worldwide annually by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Its purpose is to expose and encourage young gifted, visual and performing artists while assisting them in furthering their education.
The Grand Theatre is a 1,100-seat venue located at Salt Lake Community College’s historic South City Campus, home of the innovative, state-of-the-industry Center for Arts and Media. The Grand was chosen by Sundance Institute to be a screening venue for an international audience during the annual Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and 2016. The theatre dates back to the 1930s when it was part of South High School, which SLCC purchased in 1989, a year after the school closed.