by Jill P

Have a musically talented high schooler? If so, you’ll want to let them know about the 2016 BRAVO! Competition.

Fontana Chamber Arts is pleased to announce the 2016 BRAVO! Competition and is joining many community partners to host this annual event for young musicians in Kalamazoo and the surrounding areas.


What is the BRAVO Competition?

BRAVO! showcases the best musical talent of area high school students.

The 2016 BRAVO! winners will be featured in a FREE recital in the Epic Theatre in the Epic Center on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Selected by a panel of judges, these students will perform live, with portions of the performance broadcast at a later date on WMUK 102.1 FM’s “Let’s Hear It.”

Student musicians in grades 9-12 in any musical discipline may apply. Applications are due by January 27, 2016.


(photo courtesy of Fontana Chamber Arts: Bassist Ben Schubkegel of Sol Dominant talks with Anders Dahlberg as cellist Lydia Schubkegel looks on).


How Does My Child Enter?

Download the application from the Fontana website at Complete and submit the application via U.S. mail, fax it to 269-382-0812, or email it to Betsy Bogner Wong at There is a $10 application fee – (families qualifying for free/reduced lunch may submit a letter of verification from their schools in lieu of the fee). Applicants will be contacted to schedule an audition once the completed application is received.

Make check payable to Fontana and submit with your application as follows:

Attention: BRAVO!
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 200
Kalamazoo MI 49007


When Are Auditions?

Auditions will be held in the Epic Theatre in the Epic Center on Wednesday, February 10 starting at 6:00 pm. Applicants must provide their own accompanist. For accompanist recommendations, please contact Fontana at 269-382-7774.


When is the Performance?

The performance takes place on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in the Epic Theatre at 7:00 pm. The concert is free. Once you experience a performance by this select group of students, you will agree that our artistic future is in very capable hands!


For More Information

Contact Betsy Bogner Wong at (269) 382-7774 or and additional information available at







By | 2016-01-18T05:48:08+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Kids, Newly Published|Comments Off on BRAVO! Competition 2016 – Showcasing the Best Musical Talent of Area High Schools

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Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.