February 7 – April 15, 2016
Kean Theatre | 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia PA 15044
Kean Quest Talent Search welcomes everyone who thinks he or she has what it takes to be the next champion! Perform at one of the region’s top venues to an audience of family, friends and industry professionals. This is your chance to shine! View contest details
Youth Vocal Competition (Ages 18 and under)
Youth vocalists will compete in one of these preliminary rounds:
Final / Jackie Evancho Award
|Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016
Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016
Sunday, Mar. 13, 2016
Friday, Apr. 1, 2016
Adult Vocal Competition (Ages 19 and over)
Adult vocalists will compete in one round:
|Final Competition*||Thursday, June 23, 2016||7 p.m.|
*The Kean Quest Adult Competition will be held at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille.
Win Great Prizes
Grand prizes for winners of the Audience Choice and the Judges’ Choice at the Adult Competition include a recording session with Audible Images Studio and professional head shots. The Judges’ Choice winner receives $1,000 cash.
Grand prizes for the Audience Choice and the Judges’ Choice at the Youth Competition include a recording session with Audible Images, professional head shots. The sixth annual Jackie Evancho Award will also be presented by Jackie Evancho on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Kean Theatre in Gibsonia!
Medals to all Youth Semi-Finalists.
Read more about Kean Quest in the news:
Kean Quest Searches for the Next Big Star!
Northern Connection Magazine: 01 / 2016
Young Singer Advances in Contest
Indiana Gazette: 03 / 03 / 2015
Kean Quest Talent Search Kicks Off Feb. 6 on Richland Stage
Trib Live: 01 / 28 / 2015
Kean Quest Talent Search Draws Amazing Talent
Northern Connection Magazine: 01 / 2015
Ross native Chris Jamison humbled by ‘Voice’ attention
Butler Eagle: 12 / 16 / 2014
Youth Preliminary 1
• Liz Berlin – founding member of multi-platinum selling group Rusted Root
• Kevin Glavin – international operatic singer
• Casey Hanner – front woman for Pittsburgh based band, Donora
• Tim Ruff – Singer, songwriter, CMU graduate and instructor
Youth Preliminary 3 & 4
• Ron Brown – President of Ron Brown Management
• Clint Cehily – event director for the Big Butler Fair, the largest fair in western PA
• Nelson Harrison – composer, vocalist, musician, and expert on Pittsburgh jazz history
Your ad will be seen by hundreds of attendees at twelve of the Kean Quest performances!
– Music Block Listing: $50
– Quarter Page: $75
– Half Page: $125
– Full Page: $200
– Inside Covers: $250
– Back cover: $300
Pool Party Raffle
Win a free pool party full of family friendly fun at Pirates Cove Waterpark at Conley Resort! With two slides, a sauna, hot tub, pirate ship with water cannon and a party room, it’s the perfect party venue.
Raffle tickets will be for sale in the lobby at Kean Quest competitions, $5 each or 5 for $20. Winner announced at Kean Quest Final Competition Friday, April 1, 2016.
Wish your shining star good luck with a message in the Kean Quest program!
Full-page Ad $40; Half-page Ad $20
Call 724-625-3770 for more information.
Sweets for the Stars
A backstage treat for Kean Quest competitors! Candy bags will be for sale in the lobby at Kean Quest competitions, $3 each.
Kean Quest History
Kean Quest began from a small talent show organized in 2003 by the late Greg Maggio of North Park Clubhouse as a fund-raiser for St. Barnabas. After two years, the talent show grew into a contest that would be known as Kean Idol. With continued growth and a wide audience the event had a name change in 2012 to Kean Quest Talent Search. Nearly 1,400 adults and children have been on stage at the beautiful Kean Theatre as part of this fund-raising event.
Past contestants have used the competition as a stepping stone and have made great accomplishments; some studied abroad, others recorded in Nashville and some have followed their dreams to Los Angeles. Chris Jamison sang to millions on the “The Voice.” Jackie Evancho, who was a Kean Idol finalist in 2008 and 2009, won the hearts of millions when she was the first runner-up on “America’s Got Talent.” Miss Evancho has gone on to receive many recording awards and achieve world-wide fame.