American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Vocal Competition 2014

The American Protégé International Vocal Competition is designed for singers who would like to challenge themselves in a very competitive environment. The Competition is open to solo vocalists and vocal groups of all ages, nationalities and countries.

Participants are required to submit video recording materials for the audition.

A panel of qualified judges evaluates audition materials. All judges are independent, their students are not allowed to apply this season.



We invite school students and adults to participate in the Competition. There is no age limit for the adult participants.

Multiple winners will be chosen in each of the following age groups:

Category:  Age:
Young Singers5 - 10
 Junior11 - 14
 Intermediate15 - 17 
 Amateur (without Professional Degree)18 and older 
 College students and professional singers18 and older 



First and Second Place Winners performed on December 21, 2014 at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

$300 Scholarship, Judges’ Favorite Award Trophy, Judges’ Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges recommendations.

International Vocal Competition 2014 Results:

Judges’ Distinction (Plaque Trophy) Award Winners

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Kayley Ji is 10 years old. She loves Broadway musical since she saw the first Broadway show” Mary Poppin” 3 years ago. She has taken vocal lesson for 3 years.  She is the 1st Place winner of 2013 New York Youth Talent Show in Singing Division (Children Group) which is hosted by Healthfirst. Meanwhile, Kayley is the Junior Winner of  2014 Long Island Morgan Park Music Festival. Besides being an angelic vocalist, Kayley is a natural performer. She enjoy singing and performing to everyone.

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Pablo Rubin-Jurado was born in Honolulu in November 2001. He is currently home schooled (6 grade), enrolled in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and studies composition, piano and violin at the Juilliard School precollege program. Since two years of age, he has enjoyed a collection of opera DVDs from his grandmother including “II Trovatore”, “Carmen” and “The Magic Flute”. He began violin at age 5, winning first place in the 2010 and 2012 Hawai’i Music Teachers Association’s violin competitions, and first place in the Honolulu 2012 Mozart Festival. 

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Caroline Anne Quinn, 14, from Garnet Valley, PA, has recently placed first in Onstage New York and Rising Stars Central NJ Productions. Caroline was a featured singer at Archmere Academy in their chorus production of West Side Story. Caroline’s vocal training is with Dave Barrus of Vox Studio in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, Caroline has performed in several stage productions including, “Anything Goes”, “Pippin”, “Xanadu”, “Godspell” and “Willy Wonka” and has performed at the Kimmel Center with Broadway Dreams Foundation in Philadelphia.  

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Jiejun Liu, 31, from Beijing, China, is a Director of the Teaching and Research Office of Vocal Music Performance and Rehearsal in Sichuan Art Professional Education Institute, and a vocal music teacher in Music Department. Ms. Liu graduated from Vocal Music Department of Sichuan Music Conservatory in 2005, studied after professor Shihua Yang, Director of Vocal Music Department. Jiejun Liu has been learning vocal music in Vienna, Austria Schubert Music School from 2002 to 2003. 

First Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 6 to 10:
Gianna Ernst, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz9Marlton, NJ
Student of Badiene Magaziner and Sal Dupree  
Katie Silverman, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz9Tarzana, CA
Student of Dan Graul and Eileen Kennedy  
Kayley Ji, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz10Syosset, NY
Student of Bob Marks  
Alyssa Huang, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz10Irvine, CA
Student of Wendy Huang  
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Kenneth Cook, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz11Trabuco Canyon, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Alexandra Cook, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz11Trabuco Canyon, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Pablo Rubin Jurado, Classical12New York, NY
Student of Val Underwood  
Julia Rawas, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz12Westmount, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova  
Adrianna Siena, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz13Wellington, FL
Student of Michael Soper  
Daniel Rabinowitz, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz13Wellington, FL
Student of Michael Soper  
Caroline Quinn, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz14Garnet Valley, PA
Student of David Barrus  
Matija Tomas, Opera Aria14Glen Allen, VA
Student of Shelby Claire Milgram  
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Gwyneth Campbell, Opera Aria15New York, NY
Student of Maria Lyudko  
Julia Debowska, Classical15Mississuga, Canada
Student of Jean MacPhail  
Matt Chang, Opera Aria16New York, NY
Student of Dongwon Kim  
Serena Alexandra Tchorbajian, Classical16Fort Lee, NJ
Student of Lorraine Nubar  
Hannah Song, Opera Aria17Watchung, NJ
Student of Ingrid Zeldin  
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
Iuliia Khromchenko, Opera Aria29Yalta, Russia
Student of Natalia Burnasheva  
Jiejun Liu, Opera Aria31Chengdu, China
Student of Shihua Yang  
Kirsten C Kunkle, Opera Aria33West Chester, PA
Student of Carmen Balthrop  
Second Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 6 to 10:
Natanya Huiyi Tan, Classical9Singapore
Student of Kuo Po  
Natanya Huiyi Tan, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz9Singapore
Student of Kuo Po  
Roy Park, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz10Bayside, NY
Student of Marko Lampas  
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Kenneth Cook, Classical11Trabuco Canyon, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Alexandra Cook, Classical11Trabuco Canyon, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Lauren Dong, Opera Aria11Irvine, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Nadya Liyi Tan, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz12Singapore
Student of Kuo Po  
Ethan Yan, Opera Aria12Mountain View, CA
Student of Angelique Zuluaga  
Polina Mikheeva, Folk/Traditional13Lobnya, Russia
Student of Ella Gorbatova and Dmitriy Popov  
Emily Muramoto, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz13Yorba Linda, CA
Student of Dr. Maria Lazarova  
Jimin Moon, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz13Davis, CA
Student of James Glica-Hernandez and Bonnie Fischer  
Mika Martin, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz14Singapore
Student of Alexandra Novicova  
Alex Koshy, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz14Bangalore, India
Student of Sandra Oberoi  
Jeannine Bauer, Opera Aria14Ladera Ranch, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Morgan Misk, Classical15Old Westbury, NY
Student of Mason G Senft and Angela Luftig  
Songhee Lee, Classical15Maspeth, NY
Student of Younseung Lee  
Katherine Minerman, Opera Aria15Irvine, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Madeline Lewandowski, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz16Toledo, OH
Student of Dr. Paulita Fernandez  
Anezka Kurian, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz16Bangalore, India
Student of Sandra Oberoi  
Ashley Kim, Classical16Suffern, NY
Student of Amy Williams and Kyung H. Kim  
Kati Kim, Classical16Suffern, NY
Student of Joan Caplan and Kyung H. Kim  
Shayna Toh, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz17Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Joanne Lee, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz17Birmingham, MI
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
Jing Xu, Opera Aria Beijing, China
Student of Lu Lanqing  
Limei Wu, Classical Beijing, China

Third Place and Honorable Mention Winners will be notified of their standing via email.


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