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Instructions for Finalists

Important Dates:

Rehearsal: Friday, March 8, 1:00-5:00 PM, Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater; Students report: 12:45 PM

 

Finals Competition: Saturday, March 9, 1:00-4:30 PM, Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater; Students report: 12:00 PM

 

Note: The Final Competition and Awards Ceremony is a professional, produced event and students should dress appropriately. You may dress casually for the rehearsal.

 

Important Information Needed from All Finalists:

By Wednesday, February 13, submitted online, https://cincinnatiartsassociation.submittable.com/submit, select “Overture Awards Finalists 2019”:

  • Head Shot Photo of You (school picture or professional portrait preferred) in high resolution (300 dpi) format
  • 50-word biography (either typed in the online form or uploaded document): How you started your studies, activities involved in, your future plans, awards won, who inspires you, etc. Please also include proper pronunciation of your name, spelled out phonetically
  • Completed W9 FORM blank.pdf. In order to process your award CAA needs to have a W-9 on file. For 2019 the winner will receive $4000 while the other three finalists will receive $1000.

 

Creative Writing:

During the final competition, the creative writing students will be introduced. You will read a selection of your work, approximately 1-2 minutes. The Master of Ceremonies will also ask you a few questions such as, what inspired you to start writing, where do you get your ideas, who inspires you?

 

Dance:

Also submit:

  • A completed Tech sheet Dance.docx
  • If you are using different music for the Finals from what was use at the Semi-Finals, please upload the new music

Instrumental Music:

Also submit: A completed Tech Sheet IM.docx

Theater:

Also submit: A completed Tech Sheet Theater.docx

Visual Art:

Also submit: 4 images of your artwork (high resolution, 300 dpi), please include titles of the work

During the final competition, the visual art students will be introduced. You will read a statement about your work, approximately 1-2 minutes. The Master of Ceremonies will also ask you a few questions such as, what got you started, what kind of medium do you like to work in, who inspires you, etc. While you are reading your statement images of your artwork will be projected on a screen.

 

Your artwork will also be display in the Aronoff Center—Center Stage Room (next to the Weston Art Gallery), March 5 – March 9.

Drop-off Portfolio: March 2 & 3, Aronoff Center’s Security/Stage Door (on 7th Street between Walnut and Main Streets). A security guard is on duty from 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM.

 

Vocal Music:

Also submit: A completed Tech sheet Vocal Music.docx