This Winter look for Texas Public Radio's third annual student talent competition on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. at McAllister Auditorium on the campus of San Antonio College. The competition, “SOUNDS LIKE KPAC,” lets students share how radio station KPAC 88.3 FM inspires them to create.

 The program will include performances by student musicians, as well as a juried art show in the lobby of McAllister Auditorium.

The First Place Winner in each Category will receive a cash prize of $1000.00. The Second Place Winner in each Category will receive a cash prize of $500.00.  The Third Place Winner in each Category will receive a cash prize of $250.00. (Each prize in the Ensemble category will be divided evenly among the performers.)

The competition, funded by the Flohr Foundation and Dr. Lindsay Irvin of Alamo Heights Pediatrics, will be judged by members of the Texas Public Radio staff, as well as panel of judges including Maestro David Mairs of Mid-Texas Symphony.

“I was privileged to be a part of last’s year finals,” Mairs says. “The level of talent from these young musicians is astounding. Mid-Texas Symphony is thrilled to be a part of shepherding young talent.”

The annual competition is open to area junior high and high school age students between the ages of 13-19. Musicians uploaded performances to social media sites Soundcloud and YouTube and shared submissions with us by emailing links to youngtalent@tpr.org

The official rules and prize information will be available for download here soon.

Mid-Texas Symphony, Texas Lutheran University and San Antonio College for sponsor this exciting initiative.