Williams SING-OFF Competition
Do you have the voice of the year? Singers in grades 6 - 12 whose video-auditions edge out the competition will be named finalists in the 2017-2018 Williams SING-OFF Competition and evaluated by Tony® and GRAMMY® Award-winning Special Guest Judge, Billy Porter. Following in the footsteps of Gabby Barrett, Dejah Monea, and others, this year’s winner will perform live at the Benedum Center on New Year’s Eve, plus earn a $500 cash prize and $1,000 school music department donation. Audition by December 7, 2017.
Prizes & Opportunities
The 2017-2018 Williams SING-OFF Competition winner will receive:
- Live performance opportunity as opening act at the Benedum Center on New Year’s Eve
- $500 cash prize
- $1,000 cash donation to school’s music department
- Invitation to participate in the FedEx Ground Parade at Highmark First Night Pittsburgh (all finalists)
- Complimentary Admission Buttons to experience Highmark First Night Pittsburgh
- Media promotion associated with event marketing and public relations efforts
Individual students or student groups of 20 or fewer, grades 6 - 12 affiliated with a middle or high school within 150 miles of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are eligible to enter.
Special Guest Judge, Billy Porter
2016-2017 Winner: Dejah Monea | Pittsburgh CAPA School
2015-2016 Winner: Addison Albert & Colin Aikins | Central Catholic & Knoch High Schools
2014-2015 Winner: Gabby Barrett | Serra Catholic High School
2013-2014 Winner: Savannah Wiggins | Penn Hills High School
2012-2013 Winner: Alyssa Gephart | Thomas Jefferson High School
2011-2012 Winner: Katie Zemaitis | Harrison Middle School (Baldwin-Whitehall)
2010-2011 Winner: Nicoletta Giacchino | Franklin Regional High School
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For more than a century, Williams has been safely building and operating pipelines and facilities to bring natural gas from where it’s produced to where it’s consumed. Now, we’re investing billions in the Northeast, supporting local communities and creating high-quality jobs. At Williams, our mission has never been more important. We enable our customers, investors, employees, and communities to maximize the opportunities created by the vastly greater supply of natural gas and natural gas products. Williams’ interstate gas pipeline and gathering & processing operations span the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to the northeastern seaboard.
Involvement in the communities where we live and work is at the heart of Williams. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s mission helps us fulfill our commitment by offering great artistic and educational experiences across the Pittsburgh region. Their efforts in bringing the arts to diverse audiences are music to our ears. Good luck to all SING-OFF contestants!