Semi-finals
Mar 07, 2018
District 5340 Music Contest
Semi-finals
Music has been part of mankind since the beginning.  It is a means of communication, expression and enhancement of one's life.  Recent studies of the brain have shown that active engagement with music influences many brain activities.  The findings identified the importance of music in the development of the brain with music being described as a source of intellectual, artistic, cultural, technological and economical abilities in our young people.
 
The Rotary District 5340 Music Competition is for local high school-aged musicians and should not be confused with the the District MusiCamp which partners with the San Diego Youth Symphony and is for international students.  Clubs are encouraged to give their high school-aged musicians the opportunity to demonstrate their love of music by participating in this competition, possibly winning the grand prize of a $2500 scholarship.  This Youth Service program, similar to the 4-Way Test Speech Contest, has been enthusiastically received by the community and Rotarians for several years.