Jersey Shore Pops Conducts Local Talent Contest

PETERSBURG – The Jersey Shore Pops (JSP) is currently conducting a local contest aimed at discovering young talent, including singers, musicians and dancers.

The winners of the contest – four in all – will appear with Linda Gentille and the Jersey Shore Pops in “Fantasia Christmas,” which will be held at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center in Cape May Court House on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.

To be eligible, contestants must be amateur performers between the ages of 12 and 17, and produce a YouTube video (three minutes or less) highlighting their musical skills. Only solo entrants will be considered (no groups).

The Talent Contest is a tradition of the Jersey Shore Pops, which favors the hiring of New Jersey musicians and the promotion of New Jersey performers.

To enter the Talent Contest, aspiring performers should visit the contest webpage at and submit their entry no later than Oct. 15.

All submissions will be evaluated by a panel that includes JSP Music Director Linda Gentille and select members of the JSP orchestra and staff. The decisions of the panel will be final, with the winners being notified on or around Nov. 1.

To all who apply, good luck. The Jersey Shore Pops supports your commitment to the advancement of the arts in New Jersey.

The Jersey Shore Pops (JSP) is a professional orchestra that performs classical and popular music concerts with international guest artists. The orchestra in residence at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center in Cape May Court House, where the JSP performs a Summer Concert Series for Jersey Shore residents and guests. Incorporated in the State of New Jersey in 2006 as Peacemaker Productions, the Jersey Shore Pops is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that adopted its present name in 2009. To order tickets to “Fantasia Christmas,” call 1 (800) 838-3006 or visit