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RISING STARS PICCOLO SPOLETO 2023A Showcase of Artistically Gifted Students
What is Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto?

The goal of Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto is to provide artistically talented youth of the US Southeast (SC, NC, GA, TN, AL, MS, and FL) with a high-profile performance venue that recognizes their exceptional artistic talent. The programs will be presented on Memorial Day, Saturdays, and Sundays during the 2023 Spoleto USA/Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, being held from May 29th through June 10th. Each of the six Rising Stars programs will feature four to seven young artists and/or ensembles in a conversation and performance format. The programs will receive special recognition and be listed in the Festival program. All the programs are presented at St. Matthew’s Parrish Hall, which is located at 1 Vanderhorst Street in the heart of downtown Charleston across from Marion Square.

  • The programs will feature students between the ages of 9 through 18 years of age who are not full-time college students who are residents of the Southeast US (South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida).
  • Students who are gifted visual artists, actors, dancers, creative writers, solo musicians (instrumental and vocal)(classical preferred), and ensemble groups, of no more than 12 members (classical preferred), may apply.
March 15, 2023     Application deadline
April 3, 2023          Notification
April 28, 2023        Deadline for Agreement to Perform
                                   and Final Schedule for Performances 
May 29, 2023         Series first performance
June 10, 2023        Series final performance

Performance dates:
  1. May 29    11:00 AM
  2. May 29     3:00 PM
  3. June 3    11:00 AM
  4. June 3      3:00 PM
  5. June 10   11:00 AM
  6. June 10     3:00 PM

Please download the Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto Requirements and Conditions here.

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