Dr. Victor Vallo, chair of Georgia College’s Department of Music, created a 40-piece university-community orchestra that includes a teenage trombone player, a retired physician on violin, the Kazanetti String Quartet of Atlanta and Georgia College students, faculty and staff.
Search begins for next Milledgeville Idol
Are you the next Milledgeville Idol?
If you think you have the vocals, Georgia College Department of Continuing Education will hold its first round of auditions at 6 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Digital Bridges in conjunction with downtown Milledgeville’s First Friday event.
The fifth annual Milledgeville Idol competition begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 in Russell Auditorium. The grand prize: $1,000.
“This year professional photographer and Georgia College alumna Danielle Fields will work with us as producer of the show,” said Stephanie Westmoreland, Continuing Education program coordinator. “Walter Reynolds with Z97.7 will emcee the show, so we will have great community support.”
Fields returns to her alma mater and a program she worked with five years ago.
“Milledgeville Idol is a program that unifies our community,” said Fields, ’04. “Five years ago when I told my awesome boss, Artis Williamson, I wanted to do Milledgeville Idol, he was extremely supportive. It’s only natural I step back into my original role of helping with the program.”
Auditions are free. Minimum age to compete: 18.
During the auditions, participants may sing any song of their choice. However, singers must perform a capella.
Additional opportunities to audition include the following dates and times at Georgia College’s Magnolia Ballroom, 331 W. Hancock St.:
• 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9
• 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10;
• 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12.
“We want each contestant to shine and show their vocal talents in the best way possible,” said Fields. “We have tons of events planned for this year’s show. The previous idol winners are back on board for a few surprises, and we hope for the best set of contestants yet for this popular community event.”
Tickets to the August show become avaiable Monday, July 16.
General admission: $10; ages 12 and under and students with Georgia College ID: $8.
For more information visit continuingeducation.gcsu.edu, call 478-445-5277 or visit 100 Chappell Hall on the Georgia College campus.