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St. Cecilia's plays music hub at ArtPrize

September 20, 2013
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St. Cecilia's provides music hub for ArtPrize
St. Cecilia Music Center hosts a performance stage for musicians competing in ArtPrize. Photo via

St. Cecilia’s continues its reputation as the music hub at ArtPrize this year, hosting 82 musical entries during the event.

SCMC will once again award five special music prizes and host 50 live performances the first weekend of ArtPrize, Sept. 20-22.

The musical contest with five cash prizes was introduced to ArtPrize last year and was quickly embraced by the community. This year SCMC will again award five cash prizes in five different musical genres. Five $2,000 awards, determined by popular vote on the ArtPrize website, will be given in the categories of pop/electronic, rock/blues, folk/country, jazz and classical. In addition, winners will receive $1,000 worth of recording time at Mackinaw Harvest Studios. The winners will be revealed during the ceremony announcing ArtPrize’s top 10.

Listening stations will be available in the St. Cecilia building during the entire three weeks of ArtPrize featuring musical entries. Music samples also are featured on the ArtPrize website.

New this year will be official ArtPrize “busking stations” in five different locations throughout town where ArtPrize musicians can play publically. The five locations will have daily performances from Sunday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 29. The five locations, which will hold performances from 5-8 p.m.daily, include Lyon Square, the Blue Bridge (WGVU side), St. Cecilia Music Center parking lot, St. Cecilia Music Center President’s Room (indoors) and Rosa Parks Circle, which also will feature performances from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Various musicians will have the opportunity to perform at the locations.

St. Cecilia’s Terryberry Gallery also will host the work of 13 visual artists during ArtPrize.

For a schedule of showcase performers visit

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