Upscale Singers
Ava Tyson (left) and Kaylie Stone (right) were the 2013-14 winners of the Upscale Scholarship Auditions. In addition to singing solos in last year’s Christmas concert, they performed in costume in the Les Miserables medley from the Upscale spring dinner show.    
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Upscale Singers holding scholarship auditions

Staff Report~ 9/10/2014

CAREFREE – Calling all youth singers! The Upscale Singers are holding their eighth annual Scholarship Auditions on Thursday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church. Prizes range from $150 to $500, with the money paid directly to the voice teacher chosen by the winning student

The auditions are open to junior and senior high students living in the Cave Creek and Anthem/New River school districts. Junior high is defined as 7th and 8th graders.  Both public and private school students are welcome.

Students need not currently be studying with a private instructor, but should have a desire to do so.  At the auditions, they sing from memory one or two songs.  An accompanist is provided, or they may use a CD or I-Pod – provided there are no lead vocals on the accompaniment. 

Audition appointments are available on Thursday, Oct. 23, 4:30-8 p.m., and again on Saturday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Singers must schedule their appointments between Sept. 22 and Oct. 20 by calling (480) 575-0188.  They are encouraged to call early as time slots fill quickly. 

In addition to the scholarship, the winners of the Senior and Junior Division sing solos in the Upscale Singers annual Christmas concert, Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N. Scottsdale Road, the same church where the auditions are held.

There is no entry fee for the auditions. For more information, call (480) 575-0188, or go to