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 2019-2020 Fall Festival will be held on October 12, 2019 for drama and vocal.  The Spring Festival will be held April 11-18, 2020 and will feature students of dance, piano and strings.

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 and a link to register, follow the links below.

Final Concert & Awards Ceremony

All Festival participants are invited to attend the Final Concert & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 18, 2020 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 – 2019-2020 Young Artists Festival

Date Event Time
September 28 Drama & Vocal Registration Deadline midnight
October 4 Late Drama & Vocal Registration Deadline midnight
October 12 Drama Competition

Thornton Arts & Cultural Center

9209 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229

8:30 am
October 12 Vocal Competition

Thornton Arts & Cultural Center

9209 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229

10:30 am
January 11 Spring Registration Opens 6 am
March 1 Senior Scholarship Applications Due 6 pm
March 9 Registration Deadline 9 pm
March 11 Late Registration Deadline midnight
March 21 Dance Auditions

Premier School of Dance

12351 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80241

3:00-5:00 pm
March 20-21 Piano & String Auditions

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

3501 Summit Grove Parkway, Thornton, CO 80241

*By appointment
April 10, 13 and 14 Piano & String Stage Rehearsals

Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center

11151 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233

Friday, April 10:  4-8 pmMonday, April 13: 4-9 pm

Tuesday April 14: 4-9 pm

April 15-16 Piano Competition

Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center

11151 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233

6:00 pm
April 17 String Competitions

Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center

11151 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233

6:00 pm
April 17 Dance CompetitionsRosa Auditorium at Skyview Campus

8990 York St, Thornton, CO 80229

4:15 pm
April 18 Non-Competitive Recitals
featuring Piano and Strings students

Skyview Campus

8990 York St, Thornton, CO 80229

1:00-4:00 pm
April 18 Final Concert and Awards CeremonyRosa 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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