YOUNG VOCALISTS ONLINE COMPETITION

for young vocalists, ages 13 through 18

ELIGIBILITY: 
Open to vocalists, ages 13 through 18, as of April 1, 2021.

First Prize: $600.00
Second Prize:  $250.00
Third Prize:  $150.00

​First, Second and Third Prize winners also receive recommendation letters from Vocal Artists Management Services (VAMS).

Honorable Mentions are also awarded.

ALL contestants receive detailed written feedback from the adjudication panel, comprised of staff members from VAMS.

 

Previous First Prize winners of this competition are not eligible.

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS: 
Two (2) aria/song selections.  Languages other than English are not required, but encouraged.  Classical music is preferred, but musical theatre selections are allowed.  Pop music is not acceptable and will result in disqualification.  Solo selections only.  Duets and ensembles are not accepted.

AUDITION PROCEDURE: 
Each contestant must upload a VIDEO recording of the two musical selections on YouTube (other sites, such as Vimeo, are also acceptable). Selections must be performed live and include accompaniment.  Recorded accompaniment is acceptable.  Audio recordings are not acceptable and will result in disqualification.


 

TO APPLY: 

Via email, send the following: 

  • Name

  • Date of birth

  • Voice category

  • Home address

  • Email address

  • Names of vocal selections

  • (include composer and title)

  • Link/links to video submission to: 

vocalartistsmgmt@gmail.com

 

APPLICATION FEE

(Non‐refundable): 

$55.00 US Dollars. Payment is through PayPal, the link can be accessed here: 

http://www.vocalartistsmgmt.com/young-vocalists-online-competition

 

DEADLINE: 

Email information, application fee and video submissions must be received no later than April 1, 2021.

 

Results will be announced on May 15, 2021.

To pay the $55 competition application fee, click on "Buy Now," below:

VAMS is especially proud of our 2021 Young Vocalists Online Competition winners!

FIRST PLACE
KANADE MOTOMURA, mezzo-soprano
Houston, TX, age 18
https://youtu.be/pvu9yzFhTyM

SECOND PLACE
ELLA RESCIGNO, soprano
Columbia, SC, age 18
https://youtu.be/dh2zay4sX0E

THIRD PLACE
EMILY WREDE, mezzo-soprano
Lexington, KY, age 18

https://youtu.be/HXMYP-RIUe8

HONORABLE MENTION
(in alphabetical order, by last name)

CLARA ABRAHAMS, soprano
Lincoln, CA, age 16

ANDY BAKUN, baritone
Beaverton, OR, age 16

GRETA BLAU, soprano
Ladera Ranch, CA, age 13

CLAUDIA BROWN, mezzo-soprano
Tifton, GA, age 18

TARA GUETZLOE, soprano
San Antonio, TX, age 17

MIA HAMILTON, soprano
Menlo Park, CA, age 18

SANGHOON JUNG, baritone
Closter, NJ, age 15

ELENA OLIVEIRA, soprano
Houston, TX, age 17

MARIELA PALENCIA, soprano
Annandale, VA, age 15

RENNA POPLI, soprano
Pleasanton, CA, age 16

LUKE RANDAZZO, bass-baritone
Cincinnati, OH, age 16

AYANA RASTEH, soprano
Saratoga, CA, age 13

ERIC RIEDEL, tenor

Bethel, OH, age 17