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Writer, dancer, artist (singer), and band showcases run all three days Thursday - Saturday. Attend the Trowbridge Symposium and banquet Thursday evening, and Award show and banquet Saturday night. Industry representatives are present all three days in gated judging by industry panel.
Showcases are limited in number. Placing (approved) applicants showcase in the order registered. (First come, first served.)
You may showcase in multiple categories by applying for each category. Each showcase is a 12 or 15 minute time slot. Dancers prepare a 5-minute routine of your choice. Stage is 12 x 16 with lights, PA, snake, DI's, microphones and CD player. You may sing to CD tracks, accompany yourself with your instruments, or bring backup players. Nashville session players and accompanyists and backup bands are available through SSNI.
Overall Classes are Career and Youth/Student. Fields are Artist (singer, instrumentalist); Dancer (all forms); Writer (songwriter, lyricist, composer); and Band (band, choir, combo, duo.) Categories (styles of music) are listed below.
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Career 18 years of age and over
Youth/Student Under 18 years of age
Artist Singer, instrumentalist
Dancer All dance forms
Writer Songwriter, lyricist, composer
Band Band, choir, combo, duo
CATEGORIES (Styles or genres)
All forms of dance, including Classical Tap, Contemporary Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Song and Dance, Musical Show, Novelty/Character, Clog, Acrobatic, and Hip Hop. Prepare a 5-minute routine to music. You may use the entire 12 or 15 minute showcase if you like.
All types of Gospel including contemporary gospel, gospel soul, traditional gospel, Southern gospel, R&B pop gospel, contemporary Christian, bluegrass gospel, Christian rap, and so on.
All types of Pop, including pop, rock, Broadway, AC, and so on.
All types of country, Americana, alt.country, and roots. (Roots includes bluegrass, Western swing, Cajun, country blues, Appalachian, . . .)
Includes all R&B, hiphop, soul, blues, rap, duwop, and so on. [No gangsta rap. The Symposium is a family event.]
Includes all Latin, jazz, instrumental, and worldbeat. (World, folk, Cubano, merengue, salsa, TexMex, Latin pop, Latin rock, Mariachi, norteno, cumbia, African, and so on.)
[Subject to change.]