‘Brevard’s Got Music Talent’ Set March 31 in Cocoa Beach, First Place Winner to Receive $1,500

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Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard to award up to $5,000 in prize money to youth

BREVARD’S GOT MUSIC TALENT: 11 auditioned young musicians will vie for cash prizes and bragging rights from the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard. The annual competition, Brevard’s Got Music Talent, will be held Sunday, March 31 in Cocoa Beach. Call 321-604-0103 for more information. (Buzz Pir Public Relations image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Brevard’s Got Music Talent — no one knows that better than the team behind the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard.

In partnership with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and Riverside Presbyterian Church, the non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting exceptionally talented young performers through grants, tuition assistance and monthly performance opportunities.

On Sunday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m., the Foundation will present, Brevard’s Got Music Talent at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa Beach, located at 3400 N. Atlantic Avenue.

THE 11 FINALISTS:

Enping Zhang, piano, 12, sixth grade at Stone Jr. High School

Natalie Mastali, voice, 15, is a Freshman at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando

Sofia Bordner, voice, 14, is a Freshman at Viera High School.

Monet Jowers, French horn, 16, is a Junior at Timber Creek High School in Orlando.

Eunie Bae, flute, 17, is a Senior at Eau Gallie High School.

Isaac Moorman, cello, 16, is a Senior at Satellite High School

Cole George, bassoon, 16, is a Junior at the Academy of Fine Arts, Satellite High School

Brenton Zhang, cello, 16, is a Junior at Winter Park High School

Caspian Chaharom, cello & piano, 17, is a Junior at Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School

Max Reed, clarinet, 16, is a Junior at Viera High School

Mircea Silaghi, piano, 17, is a Junior at West Shore Jr./Sr. High School

Patterned after the popular television show, the competition will award up to $5,000 in cash prizes to Central Florida prodigies who best demonstrate their exceptional musical ability.

This year’s event will feature 11 pre-auditioned contestants between the ages of 12 and 17 years of age.

Joni Roos, professional violinist and professor at Rollins College; voice teacher and vocal performer Amy Cofield; and UCF music professor and saxophonist Dr. George Weremchuk, will assess the performances on piano, cello, flute, clarinet, French horn, bassoon and vocals.

Aaron Collins, conductor and artistic director of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will emcee the event.

A featured performance with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and $1,500 will be awarded to the first-place winner. A donation of $20 at the door is suggested.

Aaron Collins, conductor and artistic director of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will emcee Brevard’s Got MusicA featured performance with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and $1,500 will be awarded to the first-place winner. A donation of $20 at the door is suggested. (Space Coast Symphony image)

For more information CLICK HERE, or call 321-604-0103

Collins is the president of the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard.

“Once a year, we audition a large number of exciting performers to perform live on stage,” said Collins.

“Our show is modeled after the national ‘America’s Got Talent’ program. We hold our competition to identify young performers who are the best of the best. The Creative Arts Foundation exists to support and develop these youngsters, many of whom will go on to a career in the arts. The young competitors on stage March 31st will have an opportunity to win not only cash prizes but also a featured performance with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.”

View videos, apply for grants and get more information on the programs sponsored by the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard at CAFOB.org or by calling 321-604-0103.

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