Second annual Performing Arts Alive competition

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400-DONNA-LUEDERSAuditions of St Johns County students enrolled in grades K-12 are being held for the second annual Performing Arts Alive competition, according to an announcement from the St Johns County Education Foundation received by Historic City News this week.

Auditions are being held March 19-21 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium at the St Johns County School District Office located at 40 Orange Street in St Augustine.

“Both group and individual auditions are encouraged,” Executive Director Donna Lueders told Historic City News. “Students will be judged on presentation, talent and appearance.”

All students, grade K-12, are encouraged to come showcase their talents as singers, dancers, musicians or actors at this year’s competition. No registration is necessary prior to the auditions; however, interested students will need to bring a CD with their music, if applicable.

Lueders told Historic City News reporters that the panel of judges for the competition is made up of professionals from the community; including a Grammy-nominated songwriter, a concert pianist and a local television personality.

Students need to dress neatly, modestly, and appropriately for the style of their talent.

Arts Alive was designed to give students and teachers in St Johns County a creative outlet while simultaneously raising funds for arts education. With budget cuts being made every year, Arts Alive allows the Foundation to fill in the gaps to keep the arts alive in our schools.

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