The mission of our competition is to highlight the art of the Coloratura repertoire and singing style, raise the awareness and appreciation of this challenging technique not only to the singers but to audiences, and create unique performing opportunities for promising singers of all ages.
1) There will be three rounds: Round 1- Preliminary screening applications must be received by July 31, 2022, Semi-finalists will be notified by September 1, 2022; the Semi-Final round will be Saturday, Otober 8th; a Finalists concert will be Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 7:30pm where the winners will be announced. An accompanist will be provided for a $25 fee or you may provide your own.
- Student: ages 16-24 as of January 1, 2022
- Artist: ages 25-39 as of January 1, 2022
- Accomplished: ages 40 + as of January 1, 2022-there is no age cut off. (If there are not at least 25 entries this division will be folded into the Artist Division)
- Virtual: ages 16+ as of January 1, 2022. Competition will be one round only with a single prize of $500. Criteria is the same as below.
The Final Competition
8-14 semi-finalists will be selected from preliminary submissions in each division.
Round II (Maximum 10 minutes) -
The selected semi-finalists in the will be evaluated by a new set judges on Saturday, October 8th with a new set of scores (Screening scores do not carry over). Singers will present their original submission and a 2nd selection that the judges will choose based on the options listed on the registration form.
Round III -
On Saturday, October 8th, 2022 10 Finalists will perform in a 7:30pm evening concert. Each singer will perform one selection and then prizes will be awarded including an audience choice award.
- All music performed must be memorized including arias from oratorios, cantatas or masses.
- The video should be one single take, no edits.
- The video must have been recorded in 2022.
- The selection may be cut/shortened but only one (1) song may be submitted.
- The decision of the jury is final.
- First Prize per division - $1500
- Encouragement Awards - $500
- Virtual division - $500
Jury for Prelims
Jury for Semifinals/Finals
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