Overture finalists to take stage at Aronoff

Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m., Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center

The Cincinnati Arts Association is putting the final touches on the 2018 Overture Awards Finals.

The competition provides $4,000 each to six area high school students for education and training expenses, with 18 finalists each winning $1,000. The program also provides a $2,500 Arts Educator Award for excellence in arts instruction.

Winners will be announced immediately following the competition.

This year, 416 students were nominated by their schools or studios to compete in one of six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theater, visual art and vocal music.

Regional competitions were held at the Northern Kentucky School of Music at Immanuel, Northern Kentucky University and Mount St. Joseph University. The top 20 percent of competitors in each discipline advanced to the semifinals, held at the Aronoff Center. Twenty-four finalists (four in each discipline) will compete in the finals.

The Overture Awards are endowed by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation.

Tickets are $10 and $15.
513-621-ARTS (2787), CincinnatiArts.org or Aronoff Center ticket office

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