MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - BayFest organizers said high school students with musical talent in Mobile and Baldwin Counties have an opportunity to learn about the music industry from experts during the free BayFest Music Industry Education program Saturday, September 21 at the Mobile Civic Center.
As part of the program, students can win scholarship money from BayFest to continue their musical education. To participate, organizers said students must submit an application and a video audition by Saturday, September 21.
“We are hoping that all high school students with an interest in music will take advantage of this program,” said BayFest President & CEO Bobby Bostwick. “It’s a great way for students to learn the ins and outs of the music business, while earning money to continue their education.”
The BayFest Music Industry Education Program is open to all high school students and gives participants an opportunity to meet music industry representatives who will talk about the business side of playing and writing music as well as touring.
Each scholarship awarded will allow students to purchase instruments, equipment and even music lessons. Students are urged to bring their instruments to the Saturday program to participate in the popular jam session with local musicians.
Scholarship applications are scored based on whether the person attends the education program, their talent, music theory, tone and clarity and “star factor.”
Winners will also benefit from a continued mentoring program formed by the BayFest Music Scholarship Committee members and volunteers. Music professionals will be available to the students throughout the year.
For more information about the BayFest Music Scholarship Program, visit www.bayfest.com
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