What’s step one for putting on one of the biggest showcases in Asian American talent in the nation? Find the talent of course, and that’s just what the hardworking staff of Kollaboration did this past Sunday at the live auditions for Kollaboration Acoustic 5 (to be held Friday June 17, 2011 @ the Ford Amphitheater – tickets on sale soon!). It was a long and busy day, made even longer by the loss of an hour thanks to daylight saving time, but the staff powered through, and thanks to veteran leadership (and a few angry stares) was able to stay on schedule and get things done.
Over forty artists came to the CGV Cinemas in K-Town to perform live in front of a panel of judges for the chance to be a part of the Kollaboration movement and share their talents to the world. Combined with the number of video submissions we received, this was officially the biggest audition for Kollaboration Acoustic to date! Unfortunately, as the new PR & Marketing manager, I conducted the post-audition interviews and I did not get to hear any of the live auditions (which was kind of a bummer). From all accounts though, the talent was impressive and the auditions were a great success. The staff is now faced with the mammoth task of deciding which artists will make the cut and be offered a spot on the lineup for Kollaboration Acoustic 5.
No matter what happens, I’d like to give a big thank you to all of the artists who came in or submitted video auditions for our show. We wish you luck on all of your future endeavors!
Stay tuned for the official lineup announcement coming soon!