OC Artist of the Year
Through the artist of the year program, the Orange County Register seeks to identify and honor those students who are the top high school artists in the county each school year.
To find and evaluate students, the register has asked The Music Abode to nominate top instrumental and vocal music students to be considered for this distinction!
WHAT IS AN ARTIST OF THE YEAR?
The artist demonstrates talent.
The artist has talent that has been developed through training.
The artist has strong technique.
The artist has shown complexity in her/his technique.
The artist has aptitude in a variety of styles and abilities.
The artist has a unique vision and voice that is expressed through her/his art form.
The artist has a strong sense of imagination in her/his art form.
The artist demonstrates an understanding of the intellectual content in her/his work created.
HEART (the intangibles)
There is something undefinable about this artist that makes you root for her/him.
The artist is passionate about her/his art form.
The artist has eloquence/insight when speaking about her/his art form.
GROWTH and IMPACT
The artist has demonstrated growth in her/his art form.
The artist has an understanding of her/his personal artistic growth.
The artist’s work has had an impact on others.
The artist has a sense what s/he wants to explore and contribute to the world via her/his art form.
HOW IT WORKS
ROUND 1 JUDGING
High school teachers evaluate the applications and choose semi-finalists.
These are the top 10%* in each specialty, chosen in Round 1.
ROUND 2 JUDGING
A panel of pro artists, college arts faculty, and high school arts teachers evaluate semi-finalists during in-person interviews.
Round 2 judges select one finalist in each specialty for each discipline.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
For each discipline, one of the finalists will be named Artist of the Year.
THE BENEFITS OF NOMINATING
A NOMINEE can say, for example, she is the “Nominee in Acting for Artist of the Year from Tesoro High School”
A SEMI-FINALIST can say, for example, he is an “Orange County Semi-Finalist in Film Directing for Artist of the Year”
A FINALIST can say, for example, she is the “Orange County Graphic Design Artist of the Year”
An ARTIST OF THE YEAR can say, for example, he is the “Orange County Vocal Music Artist of the Year”
ALL DATES subject to change.
STUDENT APPLICATIONS DUE: Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 10 p.m.
TEACHER NOMINATIONS DUE: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 10 p.m.
NOMINEES PUBLISHED: Sunday, March 4, 2018
SEMI-FINALIST PHOTO SHOOTS: March 5, 6, 7, 8, and 13, 14, 15 (to be assigned)
SEMI-FINALISTS PUBLISHED: Sundays, April 1, 8, and 15, 2018
ARTISTS OF THE YEAR PUBLISHED: Sunday, April 22, 2018
ARTISTS OF THE YEAR RECEPTION: Saturday, April 28, 2018
VOCAL MUSIC: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ Segerstrom Concert Hall
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ Segerstrom Concert Hall