KellyKoerwer2013On Saturday, May 10, the Red Bank-based Monmouth Civic Chorus will hold its annual vocal scholarship auditions for New Jersey high school seniors planning to pursue higher education.

A total of $2500 in scholarships is available to be awarded to students of outstanding vocal promise. Last season, the First Place winner was bass/baritone Andrew Moore of Point Pleasant, who was awarded $1200. The Second Place winner was mezzo-soprano Kelly Koerwer of Shrewsbury (pictured), who was awarded $500.

Contestants must be prepared to perform two selections from the standard vocal repertoire (opera, operetta, art songs, oratorio or Gilbert and Sullivan), with at least one selection in Italian, French or German. Show music is not acceptable. Contestants will be judged on technique, choice of material, poise and musicianship. An accompanist will be provided if needed.

The application deadline to audition is Saturday, May 3, and the application fee is $10. For information or an audition appointment, call (732)933-9333, e-mail, or visit and click Support Us.