Are you “The Voice”? Auditions to be held in Baltimore — Open call on Feb. 15, 2020

The NBC-TV vocal competition “The Voice” is hosting an open call for singers at theĀ  Baltimore Convention Center on Feb. 15. To audition, you must be in the United States legally and be 13 years of age or older.

To apply, register online and wait for an “Audition Pass” email about a week before the open call. Singers are asked to be prepared to sing two songs a cappella.

2020 NAfME Student Composers Competition — March 27 deadline

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is seeking original music by student composers for featured performance at the 2020 NAfME National Conference. Teachers and students are invited to submit original student compositions for Symphonic Orchestra or Reed Quintet. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners and honorable mentions.

Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school are eligible to submit compositions. Compositions submitted that fall outside of the orchestral or chamber instrumentation guidelines will be adjudicated but will not be eligible for awards or for performance.

Up to 10 selected composers will receive cash awards, thanks to the generous support of the European American Musical Alliance (Dr. Philip Lasser, president). All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions.

Deadline: March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Have you experienced grief? Attend a Grief Day Camp — register now, camp on Feb. 1

The Counseling Center at Stella Maris is hosting a Grief Day Camp for children ages 6 – 12. The camp will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Senior Day Center on the Stella Maris campus in Timonium. The one-day camp is designed to help grieving children learn ways to explore their grief through innovative techniques in a supportive, therapeutic environment with their peers. Camps are facilitated by professional counselors. Register online or visit the Stella Maris website for additional information. The cost to participate is $50.


The U.S. Census is hiring! Job opportunities for BCPS parents and BCPS students ages 18+

Census Career Site

The U.S. Census is seeking to hire Baltimore County residents to assist with the 2020 Census. Most jobs pay $20 or more per hour. Part-time, full-time, and summer positions available. Flexible hours available. Thorough background checks will be required and may take as long as two months. Learn more and apply at the US Census Career Site.

Students invited to explore careers in architecture, construction, engineering — Free event on Thursday, Jan. 16

High school and college students are invited to the ACE Industry Fair to learn more about careers in architecture, construction, and engineering. The free event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Mansion House at the Maryland Zoo. Representatives from 25 companies will be available to talk with students about job opportunities, internships, training, degrees, and more. Light refreshments and a special animal encounter will be included. Students are asked to register for this event on Eventbrite.

Participating companies will include:

  • ABC Baltimore Apprenticeship Programs
  • Aird Inc.
  • Allegion
  • Ayers Saint Gross
  • Bozzuto Construction
  • BuilderGuru Contracting
  • Capitol Technology University
  • Department of Housing and Community Development
  • DPR Construction
  • FO Day
  • Gilbane
  • Harkins Builders
  • Hord Coplan Macht
  • Howard Community College
  • Kinsley Construction
  • Live Green Landscape Associates
  • Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association
  • MCCEI/Build Your Path
  • Penza Bailey Architects
  • Penza Bailey Architects
  • Reliable Contracting
  • Site Resources
  • Southway Builders
  • STV, Inc.
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Apply now to become a Hamilton Scholar. Deadline: Jan. 29, 2020


College-bound students in Grade 11 who are high-achieving, service-focused, and whose families have a demonstrated financial need are invited to apply to become 2020 Hamilton Scholars.

Each year, Alexander Hamilton Scholars selects 35 underserved high school juniors for their academic, personal, service, and entrepreneurial accomplishments, to participate in its no-cost, 5 -year empowerment program. Selected students receive mentorship, practical guidance, and a comprehensive network of support — as well as a $500 scholarship and access to AHS internship programs.

To learn more and apply, visit the AHS website.

Deadline: Jan. 29, 2020

Care about hunger? Apply for a grant to stop it! Deadline: Feb. 16, 2020

YSA (Youth Service America) and Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation are looking for the best ideas from young people about how they can help end childhood hunger in their communities. Grants of up to $1,000 are supporting youth leaders agesĀ  5 – 25 across the U.S. to turn their ideas into action. Learn more and apply on the YSA website.

Deadline for entries: 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020