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ETSU Auditions Announced!!

ETSU Innovation Lab Member,

VOX & Company, Announces Open Auditions

Johnson City, TN —Calling all singers, musicians, technicians! VOX & Company announced today the open auditions schedule for adults and children seeking an outlet for their musical talent.

Auditions for VOX (Tri-Cities largest mass choir), and for CANDLELIGHT (a children’s choir for grades 2 – 8) will be held as follows:

  • April 18, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at Northeast State Community College, Blountville, TN;

  • April 20, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at Franklin Health and Fitness (Pine Room), Elizabethton, TN;

  • April 24, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at the D.P. Culp University Center Auditorium;

  • April 25, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at Northeast State Community College Bristol Campus, Bristol, TN; and

  • April 27, 2017 (7:00 pm), at the Renaissance Arts Center, Kingsport, TN.

VOX & Company is the brainchild of Dwight Whitworth, a successful minister of music with more than four decades of performance, leadership and experience. “VOX is an acronym for ‘vocal outlet exchange,’” explains Whitworth, “because it offers an outlet for singers and players who don’t have an outlet for their talent and/or their genre of music as well as for those who want to expand their performance opportunities with a larger group and on a broader scale.”

VOX and CANDLELIGHT concerts will include a variety musical genres, including, but not limited to, Southern Gospel, Black Gospel, hymns, Bluegrass, Contemporary Christian, praise and worship, and Classical, as well as music from across the globe.

“The people of this region are known for their inherent musical talent expressed through widely diverse musical styles,” Whitworth states. “Oddly enough, there isn’t any venue that is inclusive of such diversity especially now that many churches are transitioning from choirs to smaller contemporary worship teams.” VOX & Company’s mission is to give musicians the platform to explore a multitude of music genres allowing them to express their unique identity.

VOX and CANDLELIGHT are perfect outlets for musicians who wish to broaden their musical boarders. They are also a great opportunity for those who are members of smaller choirs who would like to be a part of something bigger.

VOX & Company also integrates emerging technology in their rehearsals, performances, and recordings. “VOX & Company” states Dr. Audrey Depelteau, Director of the ETSU Innovation Lab, “has a passion for uncovering an individual’s music genius. They are also passionate about fusing this music talent with technology to create something new, vibrant and exciting.” If technology rocks your soul and you have expertise that you wish to share in assisting VOX & Company to conduct virtual rehearsals, virtual choirs, etc., and you want to be a part of something huge, please come to one of the rehearsals.

VOX & Company is comprised of VOX, CANDELIGHT, and WHETSTONE, which offers personal vocal coaching, keyboard instruction, and church music consultation services.

For more information about VOX & Company, please contact Dwight Whitworth at whetstone@voxandco.com or at 423-302-0745. More information is also available on their website, www.voxandco.com.

For more information about the ETSU Innovation Lab, please contact Dr. Audrey Depelteau at depelteau@etsu.edu or at 423-439-8535. More information is also available on their website, http://www.etsu.edu/ilab/


Dwight Whitworth