NORWICH – Norwich High School senior Dillan Smith’s self-described “spur of the moment” decision to audition for the Endicott Performing Arts Center’s EPAC Idol competition seems to have paid off. On Friday, the talented local performer will compete for a share of more than $11,000 in prizes, including a chance to create a professional CD of his own to be broadcast over the airwaves during a live radio interview.
With Smith, however, this kind of recognition isn’t all that unusual.
“It was obvious to me when he first came to the district as a sophomore that he was a very talented musician and he has taken advantage of every opportunity here,” said NHS Choir and Madrigal Singers Director Mary Mayo of the young vocalist. “He’s an excellent leader ... he’s excellent with his peers.”