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RISING STARS PICCOLO SPOLETO 2021A 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 2022 Spoleto USA/Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, being held from May 30th through June 12th. Each of the eight 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, classical solo musicians (instrumental and vocal), and classical ensemble groups, of no more than 12 members, may apply.
February 15, 2022     Application deadline
March 15, 2022          Notification
March 31, 2022          Deadline for Agreement to Perform
                                   and Final Schedule for Performances 
May 30, 2022             Series first performance
June 12, 2022            Series final performance

Performance dates:
  1. May 30    11:00 AM
  2. May 30    2:00 PM
  3. June 4    11:00 AM
  4. June 4     2:00 PM
  5. June 5     2:00 PM
  6. June 11   11:00 AM
  7. June 11    2:00 PM
  8. June 12    2:00 PM

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

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