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Institution to host sound check video contest

June 20, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. - Chautauqua Institution is calling all talented performers to submit a YouTube video of themselves singing or playing a musical piece of their choice for a chance to win tickets to Under the Streetlamp Sound Check Experience and show.

At the Sound Check Experience, winners will get to see how a sound check is done as well as meet Under the Streetlamp, ask questions and have their pictures taken with the group.

Potential contestants need to record their musical piece and upload it onto YouTube, then email the YouTube link to The video will be uploaded onto Chautauqua Institution's YouTube Channel and then officially entered in the contest. All submissions are due by June 21. The piece should be no longer than three minutes and performed only by individuals.

Performers from the 20 videos with the most likes on YouTube will win two tickets to the Under the Streetlamp Sound Check Experience and show on June 23 at Chautauqua Institution. In addition, performers from the top five videos chosen by Chautauqua Institution will win two tickets to the Under the Streetlamp Sound Check Experience and show as well as two additional tickets to another show of their choice this season.

Under the Streetlamp is America's hottest new vocal group. The quartet, comprised of recent leading cast members of the musical "The Jersey Boys," deliver electrifying performances of classic American hits. These four magnetic vocalists bring their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite Doo-Wop, Motown, and old time Rock 'n' Roll hits from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons and more.

The contest is free to enter and talented performers of all ages are encouraged to submit a video. For more information, call 357-6434 or visit the Sound Check Experience Video Contest page on Facebook at

Chautauqua Institution is a summer community located in southwestern New York State on Chautauqua Lake. It offers a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship, educational programs and recreational activities. Each summer the Institution hosts over 2,200 events and 100,000 guests. For more information, visit



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