Artistically Talented Students Sought for Piccolo Spoleto 2020 Performances

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Palmetto State Arts Education is seeking students in the Southeast US to apply for the 2020 Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto Series, a high profile performance venue that recognizes exceptional artistic talent.

The Palmetto State Arts Education (PSAE), a Columbia SC based arts integration organization, announces its call for applicants for the “Rising Stars” annual program.

“Rising Stars,” in its 12th year, recognizes artistically talented students between the ages of 9-18. Selected students are showcased during two weeks of performances at this summer’s Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston SC (May 25-June 5, 2020). Piccolo Spoleto runs concurrently with the annual Spoleto USA Arts Festival. All performances take place at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in downtown Charleston, SC.

Students who are not full-time college students, and who reside in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida are eligible to apply.

“Rising Stars” encourages applicants from those who are visual artists, actors, dancers (ballet, modern & contemporary), creative writers, classical solo musicians (instrumental & vocal), and classical musical ensemble groups with no more than 12 members.

Deadline for Application is February 15, 2020. Applications are available online at:

For more information about the Rising Stars program and the submission process, go here:

For more information about Piccolo Spoleto, go here:
Previously known as the South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education, PSAE continues to work to build a brighter future for South Carolina by ensuring the continued growth and expansion of arts education as an essential component of every child’s education. Working closely with other statewide organizations, PSAE works to develop and deliver quality programs that address the needs of teachers and administrators as they strive to create and grow quality arts programs in our schools.

For more information, contact Larry Barnfield, or
Eve Walling-Wohlford,

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