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 4th, 2020 at 2 p.m. The finals competition will be held in the Oak Room in the Student Union at Salt Lake Community College, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, 4600 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84123. Admission is free and open to the public.
Utah high school students are invited to an Open Audition on March 14th 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., ballet, modern dance and tap); speech (e.g., 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 4th. 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 22nd in Anaheim, California. We pay the travel/hotel for the winner and a parent/chaperon. The winner of the 12th District competition will receive $1,000 and advance to the 82nd Grand Conclave’s Talent Hunt Demonstration on July 18th in Tampa Bay, Florida 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 from February 15th until March 15th, 2020. The website address for online registration is www.Ques-TriIota.org. Professionals will adjudicate the audition and finals competition. Auditions will take place on March March 21st, 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.
Emmette W. Cornelius IV
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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.