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Sycamore Students Advance to Overture Awards Semifinals

Eight Sycamore students have advanced to the semifinals of the Cincinnati Arts Overture Awards.

The Overture Awards Competition is the area’s largest solo arts competition and offers awards in six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music.

Sycamore High School students London Brinkman, Samantha Cline, Jake Jervis, and Drew Lawrence were all chosen to advance to the semifinals in Theatre. They will join 16 other competitors from Greater Cincinnati High Schools to compete on February 8.

Several students also advanced to the semifinal round in other disciplines. Nehalem Chudnoff is competing in the Creative Writing semifinals and is waiting to learn if he will advance to the final round. Aubree Recker will compete on February 7 in Dance. Arun Kamath, Instrumental Music, and Healim Hwoan, Visual Art, will compete on February 9. All events will be held at the Aronoff Center. For more information, click here.

The Overture Awards is a program that recognizes, encourages and rewards excellence in the arts among Greater Cincinnati students in grades 9-12. Its mission is to encourage arts education as an integral part of a student’s academic experience and to create an environment that encourages training in, and appreciation of, the arts.

For the 2019 competition, students may win $4,000 (one awarded in each discipline) or $1000 finalist award. Judges at all levels of the competition are drawn from the professional arts community.