American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Vocal Competition 2019

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.

Singers from 14 countries applied for this year’s Competition: different U.S. states, Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Georgia, China, India, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan,  Malaysia and Australia.

Eligibility


 

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 

Awards


 

First and Second Place Winners will perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Saturday, December 21, 2019

$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 2019 Results:

Judges’ Distinction (Plaque Trophy) Award Winners

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Wenelle Tham is a member of the Vocal Associates Festival Children’s Choir. Under the guidance of Khor Ai Ming, Wenelle’s passion for the performing arts has been brought to a new level. She attained a Merit for her Trinity College London Singing examinations, and Distinction for ballet at Royal Dance Academy. She took on stage to perform in Jon Rutter’s Mass of the Children, SHINE Festival ASEAN Major, Song Birds Series III and Vocal Associates One Voice, One World Concert with the VAFCC. Wenelle enjoys singing & dancing, and wishes to perform singing on a world stage one day where no boundaries of race, language & religion. Through the beauty of voices to make this world a better & harmonious place.

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Lucia Papikian is 14 years old. She loves to sing, play piano, dance and learn. She just graduated from Our Lady’s Academy (middle school) and she will continue at St. Joseph’s Prep High School. Lucia is a member of National Junior Honor Society. Lucia’s vocal teacher is Victoria Avetisyan. Lucia Papikian was the winner of American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) Competition in voice category for the 2017-2018 season and she has performed at Carnegie Hall on June 23, 2018. Lucia performed at multiple events. The most recent one was a charity event on the 150th birth anniversary of Komitas (Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church, May 31 2019).

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Kerui Yang, an eleventh grader from Chongqing, China, has a passion for singing, piano, drums and stage acting and is a host and art troupe captain of the China Central Television Show Colorful Planet. In 2017, his first single “Years of Mama” was released. In 2018, he won the 1st place in the National Youth Vocal Contest organized by the China Central Conservatory of Music, the 1st place in the Vocal Finals of the 12th Hong-Kong International Youth Arts Festival, and the excellent award in Professional Group in the International Competition at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. 

NameAgeCity/State/Country
First Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
 
Opera Aria
Alexander Matos10Loxahatchee, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Grace Choi10Anaheim, CA
Student of Hannah Silfert  
 
Classical Repertoire
Caresse Wang9Owings Mills, MD
Student of Chunfeng Li  
Wenelle Tham8Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Shannon Teo6Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai  
Angelina Tong7Johns Creek, GA
Student of Tina Cui  
Phoebe Rose Claeys7Mableton, GA
Student of Adriana Janse van Rensburg
Wenelle Tham8Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Sarah Qistina Lim9Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Student of Maja Pavlovska  
Carly Cantor10Wellington, FL
Student of Michael Soper  
Emilie Khury10Kirkland, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova  
Juliana Priddy10Wellington, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Noah Cheong10Flushing, NY
Student of Soohyun Oh  
Zhi Ling Victoria Chew10Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Amelia Tang
 
Folk/Traditional
Wenelle Tham8Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Xiao Xuan Reanne Hong9Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Amelia Tang
 
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
 
Opera Aria
Tiffany Hsu11Arcadia, CA
Student of Marine Ter Kazaryan  
Ryan Zhou12Ellicott City, MD
Student of Chunfeng Li  
Kirsten Tierney14Falls Church, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Lucia Papikian14Waltham, MA
Student of Victoria Avetisyan  
Rozlin Pell14Rockledge, FL
Student of Joani Slawson and Joseph Franco
 
Classical Repertoire
Adelina Mukhametzhanova11Almaty, Kazakhstan
Student of Nurgaliyeva Gulnara  
Albina Niceforo12Mareeba, Australia
Student of Carmelina Niceforo  
Alicia Chu12Newark, DE
Student of Chunfeng Li  
Alexander Kalischewski13Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Student of Prof. Sylwia Burnicka-Kalischewski
Sofia Lee13Buford, GA
Student of Qian Tao Li  
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Lauren Yeobin Park11Fort Lee, NJ
Student of Amelia DeMayo and Glenn Gordon
Napasspun Lertcharunratana11Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Jay Veerayano  
Karina Kopacz12Wellington, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Nuttamon Chandavimol12Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Yaowapa Hoisungwarn  
Tiffany Hsu11Arcadia, CA
Student of Nuo Mu  
Jessica Russo13Coconut Creek, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Emma Venezia13Lake Worth, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Becki Digby14Clarence, NY
Student of Kimberly Potfora  
Felipe Ma-Pinto14Boynton Beach, FL
Student of Michael Soper  
Gracie Dundee14La Canada, CA
Student of Lisa Matsko-Hamilton and Lindsay Mendez
Rozlin Pell14Rockledge, FL
Student of Joani Slawson and Joseph Franco
 
Folk/Traditional
Tiffany Hsu11Arcadia, CA
Student of Hong Ding  
Austin Russel12Denver, CO
Student of Joshua Carlson  
Ashley Chung14New York, NY
Student of Sunyoung Chang  
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
 
Opera Aria
Rozlin Pell14Rockledge, FL
Student of Joani Slawson and Joseph Franco
Sasha Tang16Fremont, CA
Student of Zhongyan Liu  
Ariana Wu16Irvine, CA
Student of Susan Wong and Mai Sui  
Kerui Yang17Chongqing, China
Student of Wei Luo, Hong Li and Bradley Williams 
 
Classical Repertoire
Elise Marra15Commerce Township, MI
Student of Danielle Wright  
Peggy Yin16Port Jefferson, NY
Student of Jane Olian and Lingyan Zhou
Sophie Seidel16St. Louis, MO
Student of Rosemarie Cereghino  
Gina Han18Cupertino, CA
Student of Jaclyn Kim  
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Anna Balin15North Reading, MA
Student of Victoria Avetisyan  
Elise Marra15Commerce Township, MI
Student of Danielle Wright  
Suchanya Hansittanont15Chiang mai, Thailand
Student of Tianchai  Sooktiang and Book Kitavadhana
Hunter Denton17Wellington, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Madison King17Westmount, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova  
Renae Rovnyak17Wellington, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
 
Folk/Traditional
Arya Balian15Chevy Chase, MD
Student of Vago Ohanyan  
Monique Therese Cheng15Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Lim
   
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
 
Opera Aria
Allison Carter29New York, NY
Student of Jeremy Seagal  
Bingchuan Wan41Allston, MA
Student of Karyl Ryczek  
Marietta Derono34Rome, Italy
   
Stepahie Chang23Los Angeles, CA
Student of Rosy Zhang  
 
Classical Repertoire
Anna Bowser27Toronto, Canada
Student of Angela Dorfman  
Kristina Aksenova31Moscow, Russia
Student of Evgeny Bortman  
Emily Cai36San Francisco, CA
Student of Susan Wang  
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Claire Lisson34Melbourne, Australia
   
Daniel Tang25Atlanta, GA
Student of Darius Lei  
Joseph Tello28San Jose, CA
Student of Mark Tetenbaum  
Tiffany Tze46Irvine, CA
Student of Tina Zhou  
Valerie Park31Seoul, South Korea
Student of Minkyung Song  
   
Amateur Category:
 
Opera Aria
June Yang54Rockville, MD
Student of Lingling He  
Xiaofang Yuan63Boyds, MD
Student of Lingling He  
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Beverly Joy Goh19Singapore
Student of Elena Ng  
Emily Shecter18Wellington, FL
Student of Michael Soper  
Jennifer Russo23Coconut Creek, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Selena Chun32Houston, TX
Folk/Traditional
Dustin Dart26Los Angeles, CA
Student of Rosy Zhang  
Maria Camproso24Palm Beach, FL
Student of Fernando Falabella  
   
Second Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Opera Aria
Luna Kup9Pacific Palisades, CA
Student of Kathleen Kernohan  
Anna-Maria Grodowski10Salem, New HH
Student of Ekaterina Shimanovich and Evgeniya Puzheva
 
Classical Repertoire
Gloria Wang9Johns creek, GA
Student of Qian Li  
Xiao Xuan Reanne Hong9Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Amelia Tang
Lucy Cui10Washington, DC
Student of Ling Xiao  
Zhi Ling Victoria Chew10Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Amelia Tang
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Bethany Kua7Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern  
Declan Zac Chan8Singapore
Student of Ivy Lui  
Ethan Lubarsky8Westmount, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova  
Leevia Wang8Renton, WA
Student of Angela Wang  
Amy Tierolf9Marietta, GA
Student of Xianyu Cui and Cindy Weisbrod
Karley Kopacz9Wellington, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Luna Kup9Pacific Palisades, CA
Student of Kathleen Kernohan  
Xiao Xuan Reanne Hong9Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Amelia Tang
Irene Gunara10Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Jay Veerayano  
Rasamita Terdtoontaveedej10Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Kanokkan Glomchum  
Valentina Canas10San Jose, Costa Rica
Student of Luz Maria Romero  
Zhi Ling Victoria Chew10Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Amelia Tang
   
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
 
Opera Aria
Natalia Murillo12Jackson Heights, NY
Student of Liliana Herrera  
Yehong Jiang12Los Altos, CA
Student of Mingsheng Yang  
Nina Nazarov13Nesconset, NY
Student of Laury Tatz Herzlin  
 
Classical Repertoire
Hazel Kim11Buffalo Grove, IL
Student of Ahra Cho  
Kristy Lee11Singapore
Student of Kuo Po  
Scarlett Summer Asia Renton Grieves11Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Leong
Hannah Self12Cumming, GA
Student of Qian Li  
Mirabelle Kelder12Singapore
Student of Amelia Tang and Khor Ai Ming
Nuttamon Chandavimol12Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Yaowapa Hoisungwarn  
Roger Wang12Suwanee, GA
Student of Qian Li  
Zimo Zhao12Duluth, GA
Student of Qian Li  
Camille Eugenie Cheng13Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Lim
Qiu Han (Cynthia) Wang13Artesia, CA
Student of Jessica Zhang  
Yixin (Gem) Zhang13West Vancouver, Canada
Student of Jessica Zhang  
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Federica Aramburu11Singapore
Student of Tania Levy  
Heather Johnson11Parkland, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Julia Murphy11Oakton, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Macy Gabel11North Tonawanda, NY
Student of Stephen Piotrowski  
Palisa Ploipailin11Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Suparrat Mongkolkasem and Jay Veerayano
Rodrigo Ma-Pinto11Boynton Beach, FL
Student of Michael Soper  
Sarah Serena Thompson11MABLETON, GA
Student of Dr. Adriana Janse van Rensburg
Scarlett Summer Asia Renton Grieves11Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Leong
Sitarin Divari11Pathumtani, Thailand
Student of Fonpa Pramoj Na Ayudhya
Yuqi Pan11Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern  
Brandi Lee12Wellington, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Mirabelle Kelder12Singapore
Student of Amelia Tang and Khor Ai Ming
Pattarapon Wongprang12Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Jay Veerayano  
Roger Wang12Suwanee, GA
Student of Qian Li  
Aayushi Ranjan13Boca Raton, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Avani Kongetira13Saratoga, CA
Student of Margie Alejandro  
Camille Eugenie Cheng13Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Lim
Hannah Gluckman13Pittsford, NY
Student of Diane Abrahamian  
Kiara Charles13Delray Beach, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Lalima Sharan13Boca Raton, FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Rohan Radhakeesoon13Lexington, MA
Student of Victoria Avetisyan  
Bastien Buwalda14Singapore
Student of Alexandra Novicova and Kuo Po
Chaiyatouch Suralertrungson14Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Jay Veerayano  
Pijaksana Rojanavilaivudh14Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Narattha Kreephanich  
Sophia Orlando14New York, NY
Student of Badiene Magaziner  
 
Folk/Traditional
Scarlett Summer Asia Renton Grieves11Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Leong
Hanmeng Zhang12Surrey, BC, Canada
Student of Jessica Zhang  
Mirabelle Kelder12Singapore
Student of Amelia Tang and Khor Ai Ming
Camille Eugenie Cheng13Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Lim
Rosanne Mirabella13Austin, TX
Student of Miranda Coggins   
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
 
Opera Aria
Dominique Schleider15Singapore
Student of Alexandra Novicova  
Maria Bonwell15Montpelier, VA
Student of Anne O’Byrne  
Annie Li16Irvine, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin  
Emily Badzik16Reston, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Preethi Kumar16San Jose, CA
Student of Patrycja Poluchowicz  
Abhinav Kumar17Rye, NY
   
Kseniya Antonova17Secaucus, NJ
Student of Richard Adams  
 
Classical Repertoire
Monique Therese Cheng15Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Lim
Natalie Hahn15New York, NY
   
Xintong (Hattie) Hu15Vancouver, BC, Canada
Student of Jessica Zhang  
Garen Sahakian16Lexington, MA
Student of Yeghishe Manucharyan  
Preethi Kumar16San Jose, CA
Student of Patrycja Poluchowicz  
Eeshani Behara17Delray Beach, FL
Student of Susan Dorchin  
Jillian Texeira17Ottawa,Canada
Student of Yoriko Tanno-Kimmons  
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Alessia Prenda15Lake Worth , FL
Student of Michael Soper  
Emily James15North Tonawanda, NY
Student of Zachary Carr  
Monique Therese Cheng15Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Lim
Sashwika S Venkatraman15Singapore
Student of Jeremy Koh  
Caroline Goldenberg16Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Student of Badiene Magaziner  
Iris Garcia17Wheatfield, NY
Student of Zachary Carr  
Mita Kongetira17Saratoga, CA
Student of Margie Alejandro  
   
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
 
Opera Aria
Jingyi Huang38Allston, MA
Student of Dana Varga  
Wang Fang22Shanghai, China
Student of Li Xiu Ying  
 
Classical Repertoire
Gabriella Shimmer28Boston, MA
Student of Edward Ronson  
Katherine Orlov23New York, NY
Student of Isabel Fuks  
Rachel Stork42San Diego, CA
Student of Elizabeth Kommel  
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Elizabeth Wilson32East Lansing, MI
Student of Anna Folly  
Heather Johnson35London, England
   
Liu Yang29Zigong, China
Student of Zhang Min  
Li Na36Zigong, China
Student of Zhang Min  
   
Amateur Category:
 
Opera Aria
Shania Tan20Singapore
Student of Stella Zhou  
Christina Garfield34Chicago, IL
Student of Thomas Shapiro  
 
Classical Repertoire
Krittaya Sivakriskul23Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Koravee Soonthonvipat  
Shania Tan20Singapore
Student of Stella Zhou  
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Korapin Pramesiripaisan19Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Jay Veerayano  
Mattithep Chankrabee18Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Jay Veerayano  
Shania Tan20Singapore
Student of Stella Zhou  

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

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