This winter, to encourage and celebrate the talented young musicians and artists in our listening area Texas Public Radio is hosting a talent competition that will culminate in the opportunity for the winners to share their work at a public event on January 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at McAllister Auditorium. The competition, “SOUNDS LIKE KPAC,” offers an opportunity for students to share how radio station KPAC 88.3 FM inspires them to create.
There are four categories in the SOUNDS LIKE KPAC competition. Two are performance-based, one focuses on visual arts, and the fourth features the written word.
For the performance categories, we’re looking for solo and ensemble performances of any music that you like that sounds like it would fit on KPAC 88.3 FM. Whether that’s a Debussy piano work, a trio arrangement of Harry Styles, or music for electric guitar and banjo duet... if you think it’s cool, and it “Sounds Like KPAC,” let’s hear it! Both solo and ensemble performances will be considered in two separate categories.
The third category invites students to create something inspired by the music and sounds you hear on KPAC 88.3 FM. Is it a painting? A video? A sculpture? The field is open. The fourth category, Written Word, could be a poem, narrative story, or essay.
The competition will be judged by members of the Texas Public Radio staff, as well as panel of judges to be determined.
The annual competition is open to area junior high and high school age students between the ages of 13-19. This year's entry period opens on November 11, 2019.
The competition prizes are funded by Dr. Lindsay Irvin of Alamo Heights Pediatrics, The Flohr Family Foundation, the Hart-Sheehy Fund, and Dr. Jatin Patel. Additional prizes courtesy Whataburger and Santikos Entertainment.