Campus Superstar is a city-wide, family friendly event celebrating the local musical talent of university students in Pittsburgh within an American Idol-like production that is now the largest of its kind in the United States. Now in its sixth year, Campus Superstar takes place at Carnegie Music Hall on April 1, 2012 at 7:00pm. Last year more than 1,800 community members and college students attended to see which one of the ten finalists would win the $5,000 first prize. Each year over 150 students try out for the opportunity to be one of the ten selected finalists. Many of the prior contestants are now featured around the country in musical theater companies as well in shows on Broadway.
The all star group of judges includes KDKA’s News Anchor Ken Rice, Double Grammy award winner and Jazz vocalist Etta Cox as well as two former Pittsburghers who are now on Broadway. This year, Iris Ranier Dart, author of the best selling novel and Academy Award winning “Beaches” will be the Distinguished Guest. Proceeds of Campus Superstar benefit the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh.
Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh
The Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center (hilleljuc.org) is the umbrella organization for all Jewish campus life in Pittsburgh. Serving approximately 5,000 Jewish University students and young professionals in Pittsburgh, the Hillel JUC acts as a “community of communities,” empowering and mentoring student leaders to enrich the lives of their fellow Jewish students so that they can in turn enrich the Jewish people & the world. The Hillel JUC is at the forefront of many issues on campuses in Pittsburgh from environmentalism to social justice issues like Darfur-awareness and Katrina relief programs. At Pitt and CMU, the Hillel JUC plays a major role in partnership with other student organizations towards fostering programs that engender tolerance and understanding amongst the myriad of student communities on our campuses. Founded in Pittsburgh in 1950, the Hillel JUC moved into its new home at the Joseph Stern Building in the summer of 2001. The Hillel JUC is a beneficiary agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and is fully accredited by Hillel International: The Foundation for Campus Jewish Life.
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