Auditions begin this week for Columbia Teen Idol singing competition

The road to crowning this year’s Teen Idol begins this month, when Columbia Association (CA) will host three auditions for its 14th annual Hear My Voice Columbia Teen Idol Competition.
The audition dates are:

  • Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7pm at the Youth and Teen Center at The Barn, 5853 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7pm at the Youth and Teen Center at The Barn, 5853 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center
  • Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7pm at Lord & Taylor in The Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway

The singing competition is open to performers from sixth grade through 12th grade. No music is necessary for the auditions. Explicit lyrics are not allowed. Registration for auditions is not required but is preferred via ColumbiaAssociation.org/teenidol or by calling 410-992-3726.

The top auditions will then move on to the semifinals on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7pm at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in the Wilde Lake Village Center.

The best of the best will then advance to a performance on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3pm at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. The Teen Idol winner will receive a $300 cash prize. Second place will receive a $100 cash prize and third place will receive $50. The People’s Choice Award winner chosen by the audience will receive a prize as well.

Columbia Teen Idol is sponsored by Lord & Taylor and CA’s Middle School and Teen advisory committees. This year’s competition is also meant to educate youth about Shatter the Stigma® — an organization bringing truths, facts and a voice to the debilitating disease of addiction. More information can be found atShatterTheStigma.com.

About Columbia Association

Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit community services corporation that manages Columbia, Maryland, a planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.