2022 DEYA Youth Stage Solo Singing/Vocal Music Performance Application
 
DEYA, an initiative of the Children's Foundation, welcomes youth between the ages of 14 to 19 to enter a Solo Singing/Vocal Music Performance Awards competition.
 
Deadline:  May 9, 2022, 11:59pm
 
Cash Prizes for Solo Singing/Vocal Music winners*:
  • 1st Place:
    • $250 DEYA Solo Singing/Vocal Musical Performance Award to further the winner’s musical studies.
    • Two-hour recording session at Motown Museum Hitsville Next with professional recording engineer.
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $100
*Winners must perform at the Concert of Colors DEYA Youth Stage at the University of Michigan Detroit Center's Wolverine Outdoor Stage, outside the DIA, on Saturday July 23rd, where the winners will receive their awards.

Requirements:
  • Be between the ages of 14 and 19 as of May 9th, 2022.
  • Be either a resident of Detroit, attend school full-time in Detroit, or spend 6+ hours a week working with a Detroit-based organization
  • Apply online by May 9th, 2022.
  • Submit a 2-to-3-minute video of your solo musical performance. 
    • The contestant/performer must perform alone. The song can be sung without recorded accompaniment (a capella), with a performer accompanying themselves (on keyboard, guitar, etc.), or by using recorded music as accompaniment. If a backing track or karaoke version is used, no vocals can be on the recorded music. Music samples are allowed if the solo performer is manually activating them as part of the performance. 
    • MP4, MOV and WMV file formats are accepted.
 
Award recipients will be notified by May 20, 2022.

Please email 313deya@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

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* 1. Applicant's Name

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* 2. Preferred Name

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* 3. Preferred Pronouns

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* 4. Email address

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* 5. Age

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* 6. Please select the racial/ethnic category that best describes your identity.

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* 7. Do you live in the city of Detroit?

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* 8. Please provide your home address, with city and zip code.

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* 9. Do you attend school full-time in Detroit?

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* 10. During the school year, do you participate (either in-person or online) for 6 hours or more with an organization located in the city of Detroit?

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* 11. If you do not live in the city of Detroit, do not attend school full-time in Detroit, and do not participate weekly with a Detroit-based organization, explain why you consider yourself a 'Detroit youth'.

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* 12. What does music mean to you?

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* 13. Where are you in your musical journey/career?

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* 14. How would winning this award, recording at the Motown Museum, and performing at the Concert of Colors DEYA Youth Stage assist you in your musical journey/career?

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* 15. Reference: Please list the name of an adult teacher or mentor who can speak to your passion and commitment to music.

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* 16. Reference email address:

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* 17. How did you hear about the DEYA Solo Music Performance Competition? (Check all that apply.)

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* 18. By submitting the application, I agree to the following:

All information submitted - including this application and any other supporting materials - is my own work, factually true, and honestly presented.

If I win an award, I agree to submit a shareable short statement about the impact of the award to 313deya@gmail.com, or share information about my award on social media, tagging Detroit Excellence in Youth Arts (DEYA) on Instagram or Facebook.

Thank you for applying!
UPLOAD: Please use the link to provide a 2 to 3-minute video recording of your solo music piece. 

Youth Vocal Performance 

Reminder: The contestant/performer must perform alone. The song can be sung without recorded accompaniment (a capella), with the performer accompanying themselves (on keyboard, guitar, etc.), or by using recorded music as accompaniment. If a backing track or karaoke version is used, no vocals can be on the recorded music. Music samples are allowed if the solo performer is manually activating them as part of the performance.

MP4, MOV and WMV file formats are accepted.
Thank you for applying!

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