FLOC Announces Scholarship Recipient

Today, three local seniors from Hancock County schools performed before an adjudication panel in the 2016 Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship Audition.

FLOC is pleased to announce that this year’s scholarship is awarded to Alec Porter. Alec performed two selections on the flute, Concerto No. 2 in D. Major by Mozart and Andante by Gaubert. Alec was accompanied by Kathy Price.


Alec will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 to assist with his studies next year at Bowling Green State University. Alec will be pursuing a degree in Music Education and Performance.




We also congratulate our additional performers, Lydia Sorensen and Allison Rader. Lydia and Allison will each receive a $250.00 stipend to assist with next year’s college expenses.







(L to R: Lydia Sorensen, Allison Rader)


2016 FLOC Scholarship Applications

FLOC is now accepting applications for the 2016 Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship, open to all graduating High School Seniors planning to advance their study of a performing art (dance, vocal, or instrumental music) while in college.

Current seniors who are interested in competing for the award are invited to apply for adjudication by completing an online 2016 FLOC Scholarship Application found here. All Performance Applications and Teacher Recommendations (click here for Teacher Recommendation Form) are due no later than Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

Teacher applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Please mail Teacher Recommendation Forms to Findlay Light Opera Company, PO Box 264, Findlay, Ohio 45839. Teacher Recommendation Forms may also be emailed to findlayopera@gmail.com.

The Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship is not limited to those who plan to major in a performing art. The competition is open to students who will be participating in college in a performing art in some capacity, such as a member of a vocal ensemble, concert band, dance studio, or taking private lessons in their chosen performing art. Criteria for selection include consideration of performing art accomplishments and ability, future promise, a desire to pursue their performing art at the collegiate level, as well as consideration of a recommendation by a teacher, tutor or director.

Competing students must perform two short selections of contrasting styles and provide their own accompaniment, if necessary. Performances must be at least 5 minutes and no longer than 10 minutes in length. Performances exceeding 10 minutes may result in disqualification. Performers will be randomly placed on a performance list and will perform their selections in a recital setting to be held on April 3, 2016, 3:00pm in the Ritz Auditorium at The University of Findlay before a public audience and adjudication panel. The winner of the scholarship will be presented with their award at the conclusion of the recital.

Please email Zach Thomas at findlayopera@gmail.com with questions or concerns.

2015 Community Audition Workshop

FLOC was very pleased to team up with the St. Michael’s Pee-Wee Players for our first ever Community Audition Workshop, held on September 19th.  This event was presented free to the public, and open to kids and adults of all ages that wanted to learn how to make the most of their upcoming auditions.

Julie Lane, Lindsay Talyor, and Harry & Celia Stockton used their experience gained through years of directing shows to instruct the participants in the best way to present their talents during auditions, to give them the best chance to land their dream role on stage.

FLOC would like to thank St. Michael’s School, St. Michael’s Parish, Julie Lane, Lindsay Taylor and Harry & Celia Stockton, and the FLOC members that helped make the workshop such a great success!  We had a great time putting it together, and hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and picked up a few pointers along the way!

Miracle on 34th Street Cancelled

It is with great regret to inform you that the production of Miracle on 34th Street has been cancelled. The production calls for a significant number of adult cast members and, unfortunately, we did not have enough adults audition for this production.

This decision was not taken lightly and it came after considerable deliberation. The production team discussed potential alternatives to utilize those who did audition. However, due to the time necessary to determine a viable alternative, and the current performance schedule, it was decided that this was also not a possibility.

We were thrilled by the number of youth that auditioned and are grateful for the adults who also took time out of their busy schedules to audition for this production.

The production team encourages everyone to continue to seek performing opportunities in our community. In particular, for the youth, Fort Findlay Playhouse will be producing The Best Christmas Pageant Ever in December, along with a number of other productions in 2016 that involve both youth and adults. Similarly, The Arts Partnership Youtheatre will be producing Winnie the Pooh and Beauty and the Beast in 2016.

The members of the FLOC Board are grateful for your commitment to the arts and wish you well in your future endeavors.

Pre-Registration for FLOC’s Community Audition Workshop is now open!

FLOC & the St. Mike’s PeeWee Players is offering a free Community Audition Workshop on Saturday, September 19th, 2015, and you can register today!

Haven’t been in a show for a while, or ever?  Do you have a child that is dreaming of landing a leading role? Local directors Harry & Celia Stockton, Julie Lane, and Lindsay Taylor will use their extensive theater knowledge to help participants of all ages make the most of their auditions.

Everything you need to know about the workshop is available here – we hope you’ll join us!

Meet our newest Trustee!

image2The Findlay Light Opera Company is very pleased to present our newest Trustee, Erica Bickhart, who joined the Board earlier this summer.

If you’re interested in helping FLOC grow as a volunteer, cast member or Trustee please contact us at findlayopera@gmail.com.