Overview & Schedule

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Since its inception in 1996, the TASHCO Young Artists Festival has provided thousands of students the opportunity to connect with the arts through competitions, workshops, master classes and recitals.

The 2017-2018 festival will be held on October 14, 2017 (vocal competition) and April 10-14, 2018 (piano, dance, drama, & string competitions, non-competitive recitals, creative workshops).

Eligibility

To participate in the competitions, workshops, and recitals students must meet at least one of the conditions below:

  • Be a resident of Adams County (primary address located within county boundaries)
  • Study performing arts with a private teacher who is a resident of Adams County
  • Attend a performing arts school located within Adams County
  • Attend any Adams County district school
  • Live within any Adams County school district boundary

Registration

For information about each event, follow the links below.

Final Concert & Awards Ceremony

All Festival participants are invited to attend the Final Concert & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rosa Auditorium at Skyview (8990 York Street, Thornton, CO 80229). Festival judges will select award winners from the piano, dance, vocal, drama and string competitions to perform. The public is invited to attend this concert at no charge.  Donations are accepted.

Schedule of Events – 2017-2018 Young Artists Festival

Date Event Time
October 1 Vocal Registration Deadline midnight
October 6 Late Vocal Registration Deadline midnight
October 14 Vocal Competition

Thornton Arts & Cultural Center

9209 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229

10 am
January 1 Festival Registration Opens 6 am
February 26 Senior Scholarship Deadline 6 pm
March 3 Registration Deadline midnight
March 7 Late Registration Deadline midnight
March 10 Dance Auditions

Premier School of Dance

12351 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80241

3:00-5:00 pm
March 16-17 Piano & String Auditions

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

3501 Summit Grove Parkway, Thornton, CO 80241

*By appointment
April 7, 9, 10 Piano & String Stage Rehearsals

Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center

11151 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233

Sat 7th: 1:00-5:00 pm

Mon 9th: 4:00-9:00 pm

Tues 10th: 4:00-9:00 pm

April 10, 12, 13 Musical Theater Workshop, World of Seussical

Thornton Arts & Cultural Center

9209 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229

5:00-6:30 pm
April 11-12 Piano Competition

Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center

11151 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233

6:00 pm
April 13 String Competition

Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center

11151 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233

6:00 pm
April 13 Dance Competition

Rosa Auditorium at Skyview Campus

8990 York St, Thornton, CO 80229

4:30 pm
April 14 Drama Competition

Rosa Auditorium at Skyview Campus

8990 York St, Thornton, CO 80229

9:00-10:30 am
April 14 Young Artists Chorale Workshop

Skyview Campus

8990 York St, Thornton, CO 80229

10:00 am-12:00 pm
April 14 Creative Art Workshop I (4th-8th Grade)

Skyview Campus

8990 York St, Thornton, CO 80229

10:00 am-12:00 pm
April 14 Creative Art Workshop II (K-3rd Grade)

Skyview Campus

8990 York St, Thornton, CO 80229

11:00 am-12:00 pm
April 14 Musical Theater Workshop: World of Seussical Rehearsal & Performance

Rosa Auditorium at Skyview Campus

8990 York St, Thornton, CO 80229

10:30 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm performance

April 14 Piano & String Non-Competitive Recitals

Skyview Campus

8990 York St, Thornton, CO 80229

1:00-4:00 pm
April 14 Final Concert and Awards Ceremony

Rosa Auditorium at Skyview Campus

8990 York St, Thornton, CO 80229

6:30 pm

For questions contact Rosalie Keith, Executive Director for the Young Artists Alliance at youngartistsalliance@comcast.net or 303-457-2289.

General Competition Information

  • Students may enter multiple competitions.
  • There should be no communication with the judges during the competitions.  Any necessary communication to judges will be done by administrators.
  • The decision of the judges is final. At the judges’ discretion, some awards may not be given.

Funding

The Young Artists Festival is sponsored by the Thornton Arts Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) and managed by the Young Artists Alliance. The TASHCO Young Artists Festival is funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and awarded through the Adams County Cultural Council. Student scholarships and generous in-kind services are funded by the City of Thornton’s Community Services Department.

Festival Sponsors

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