YOUNG VOCALISTS ONLINE COMPETITION

for young vocalists, ages 13 through 18

ELIGIBILITY: 
Open to vocalists, ages 13 through 18, as of April 1, 2020.

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.  Audio recordings are not acceptable and will result in disqualification.


 

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

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

VAMS is proud to announce the winners of our 2020 Young Vocalists Online Competition!

FIRST PLACE
ANTHONY JOSEP, baritone
Bloomington, IN, age 18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvbRwYgk3wU&feature=youtu.be

SECOND PLACE
LAUREN MAYNUS, soprano
Cincinnati, OH, age 18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guxZCXZs4Zk&feature=youtu.be

THIRD PLACE
STACEE FIRESTONE, soprano
Hawi, HI, age 18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3l2bAzslMQ&feature=youtu.be

HONORABLE MENTION
(in alphabetical order, by last name)

CLARA ABRAHAMS, soprano
Lincoln, CA, age 15

ANNA GRACE AGRAWAL, mezzo-soprano
Las Vegas, NV, age 18

ISABELLA CAGGIANI, soprano
Boynton Beach, FL, age 17

CAITLIN CHISHAM, soprano
Derby, KS, age 17

MAY COPPLER, soprano
Fostoria, OH, age 17

MADISON HOLMES, soprano
District Heights, MD, age 18

SANGHOON JUNG, tenor
Closter, NJ, age 14

JACQUELINE KASKEL, soprano
Boca Raton, FL, age 18

MADELEINE KEANE, soprano
Wauwatosa, WI, age 18

ELLA RESCIGNO, soprano
Columbia, SC, age 17

SOFIA VELINZON, soprano
Brookline, MA, age 15

EMILY WREDE, mezzo-soprano
Lexington, KY, age 17