Press Release

2009 Youth Talent Showcase

Baltimore, MD

Contact: Carl Merez


Phone: (410) 551-3340

Fax: (410) 551-9630

 P.O. Box 19718

Baltimore, MD 21225


a noN-profit 501(c)(3) organization

Press Release

Baltimore Education and Cultural Institute, Inc. announces its 1st Annual Baltimore City Youth Talent Showcase.


Baltimore, MD - June 1, 2009:   Baltimore Education and Cultural Institute, Inc., a Baltimore, Maryland based non-profit organization, is pleased to present its 1st annual Youth Talent Showcase (YTS) scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at Reedbird Park in Cherry Hill, Baltimore, Maryland.  The YTS provides a venue for Baltimore’s youth to show off their creative talents.

Auditions will be held Saturday, June 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at a location to be announced..

Talented Baltimore youth age 5 to 18 may audition in the following performance categories:  instrumental, dancing, singing, rapping, comedy, drama, and poetry.  Top auditioned acts will be selected to perform at the BECI - 1st annual Youth Talent Showcase.

ELIGIBILITY:  Baltimore area Youth ages 5 – 18 may apply.  YTS organizers are committed to providing a fun and non-competitive forum for the encouragement, development, and discovery of young amateur entertainers.  Performances must be original and authentic, and all types of talent are encouraged.  

APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE: NO APPLICATION FEE.  Submit completed application with audition audio or videotape, photographs, complete description of talent no later than Monday, June 22, 2009.  Limited stage times, means that all applicants cannot be accepted, so AUDITIONS will be scheduled for June 27, 2009.

For more information or to get a showcase application visit:

BECI, Inc. is well known in the Cherry Hill Community of Baltimore for its annual Harbor View Festival that it will sponsor again for the ninth year this coming July 11-12.  The 2-day weekend festival, features great steel pan musical guests, children’s games, vendors, exhibitors and local community groups.  

BECI, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation chartered in the state of Maryland.  “Harbor View Festival” is a registered trade name of BECI, Inc.  If you have questions, comments or would like to send a donation please contact Mr. Carl Merez at (410) 551-3340 or by email  If you have questions or comments about this press release contact Kim Trueheart at (301) 499-2157 or by email at


Baltimore Education and Cultural Institute, Inc.

A Baltimore based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization