Calling all talent! The Spotlight Auditions are coming!

Each year, Polymnia encourages high school students from all over Greater Boston to participate in its “Spotlight on High School Talent.” The competition offers the winner the opportunity to perform in a future Polymnia Concert. Auditions are announced and conducted each year. Talents include singing, dancing, playing an instrument, composition and acting. Polymnia’s Music Director and Accompanist hold the auditions and winners perform their solos at an upcoming concert.

Auditions are open to all high school singers, dancers, composers, instrumentalists and actors from the Greater Boston Area! Auditions are generally held in February. The winner will receive $250 and will be featured in one of three future Polymnia concerts.

Auditions are held at:

Melrose Highlands Congregational Church
355 Franklin Street, Melrose, MA


Please review the eligibility requirements before applying

Join our mailing list to receive notification when we resume the Spotlight! program. Text the word “Polymnia” to: 22828, then supply your email address when you receive the reply.

Dates: TBA

Time: TBA
Note: Audition times will be assigned

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Must be a high school student in the Greater Boston area.
  • All musical applicants, please prepare up to three selections from the Broadway, pop, classical and jazz genres.
  • Actors, please prepare a skit or monologue appropriate for a family venue.
  • Open to individuals or groups. Accompanist provided. Please bring legible music for the pianist.
  • $15 audition fee. Please make checks payable to Polymnia Choral Society.
  • All applicants will have seven minutes to display their talents

For more information or to apply, email us

Date December March June-Pops
2008-2009     Grace Thompson-Sweet Thursday
2009-2010     David Travis-Dance Me to the End of Love
      Maria Kroll Sinclair-Stranger to the Rain
      Eva Gertz-Jazz original
2010-2011     Lilah Drafts-Johnson-Rolling in the Deep
2011-2012     Devin McCall-Taylor the Latte Boy
2012-2013     Madeline Frasca-Irish Step Dancing
      Lilah Drafts-Johnson-Not for Me original
      Isabella Miller-Gimme Gimme
2013-2014     Alexis Csiscek-Blackbird
      Olivia Rittenburg-Mash up
2014-2015   Austin Smith-String Dygbert Jean-Joanna on violin
    Quartet Original Composition Gerard Frasca-On My Own
      Francesca Rizzo-Part of Your World
2015-2016 Maria Tramontozzi – O Holy Night Madeleine Carbonneau- Ritzei  
2016-2017     Olivia Rittenburg-Beatle on Its Back original
Natalie Lewis-The Last Dance
2017-2018 Kerrigan Bigelow -Pie Jesu   Lauren Abramson-Someone to Watch Over Me
Jillian Casa-Love Song
2018-2019 Sam Higgins – Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child