We are thrilled to announce the opening of the 2020 competition!
UPDATE JULY 5, 2020:
We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that the 2020 Camille Coloratura Awards will take place entirely as a virtual competition. Our submission deadline will stay the same July 31st.
Semi-finalists will be notified in early September and asked to submit a 2nd video (based on the choices listed on their registration form).
Recorded music will still be permitted.
We hope that this allays any travel fears that our artists may have and also opens up the competition to those for whom travel expenses may have been an insurmountable obstacle.
Applications are now being accepted from May 1st, 2020-July 31st, 2020. Please note that in a change from last year, we are requesting video submissions only. See the requirements page for further information.
The live semi-finals and finals will be Virtual on Saturday, October 10th, 2020.
Semi-finalists will be notified in early September and asked to submit a 2nd recording by October 1st.
Congratulations to the Finalists and winners of 2019!
Student Division: 1st Place: Michele Navarro Currenti
Encouragement Awards: Shafali Jalota and Abigail Raiford
Honorable Mention in Youth Singing: Laura Stanell
Artist Division:1st Place: Chelsea Lehnea
Encouragement Awards: Allison Gish, Suzanne Karpov, Min Sang Kim, and Meagan Sill
Congratulations to the Semi-Finalists of 2019!
Student Division: Michael Butler, Sophie Caplin, Michele Navarro Currenti, Jeremy Harr, Ann-Marie Iocoviello, Shafali Jalota, Alexia Mate, Abigail Raiford, Laura Stanell, Yu-jen Tsai
Artist Division: Megan Brunning, Ivy Calvert, Yoo Ri Clark, Amanda Fink, Allison Gish, Kerry Holohan, Suzanne Karpov, Min Sang Kim, Sarah Lucille Law, Chelsea Lehnea, Nina Marchese, Alize Rozsynai, Meagan Sill, Alina Tamborini
Thank you for your interest in the Camille Coloratura Awards in Memoriam of
Camille Julig Herman.
It is with pleasure that this award is offered to students, professionals and accomplished singers who delight and excel in the art of coloratura repertoire.
Whether you knew my mom as Camille Julig, Camille MacEnulty or Camille Herman there were several things that were readily apparent. She was a beautiful singer! As a young opera student as Eastman School of Music she cultivated her signature shimmering high notes and facile coloratura passages that delighted future audiences for decades. She was influenced by Roberta Peters, Maria Callas and Beverly Sills whom she listened to on the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts every Saturday afternoon. Although her professional career was shorter than she anticipated due to the commitments of marriage and motherhood she nevertheless created music in her life everywhere she went.
Another thing that was apparent about my mother was that she was a leader and adamant supporter of the arts. Whether founding a madrigal group in St. Louis, MO, presiding over a chapter of Sweet Adelines in Dallas, TX, or helping fund-raise for choral and small opera companies, Camille put her passion for singing and singers at the forefront of her life.
It is with this spirit that I honor her legacy with this Award. As my mom liked to quote:
"If music be the food of love, play on!"