American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Vocal Competition 2020

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 16 countries applied for this year’s Competition: different U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia 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


 

Since the situation with COVID-19 Global Health Crisis is still uncertain, winners will be offered to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on the dates to be announced, or to receive a Winner’s Package by mail.

$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 2020 Results:

Judges’ Distinction (Plaque Trophy) Award Winners

Michael Goltry, 16, from Warrenton, VA. His performing arts interest began in middle school with inspirations from vocal coach and choral teachers. He was placed as the number one tenor in the state of Virginia in eighth grade.  These experiences enlightened his path toward a career in performing arts. Michael Goltry has been accepted into various intensives and choral festivals including American Choral Directors Association National Choir in Kansas City, MO, in 2019. Michael furthered his National choir experience with NAFME All National Honor Choir in 2019.  Then he was accepted into the Schmidt Vocal Institute summer intensive program as well as the WNO Kennedy Center summer intensive.  Lastly, Michael was recently accepted into NYU’s Tisch theater summer intensive program.

Roger Wang, 12, seventh grade student from South Forsyth Middle School in Cumming, Georgia. He won many awards in vocal competition and performance, include first place in Classical (2018), second place in Broadway (2019) from American Protégé Vocal competition. He ranked 2nd place in Art Song at 2019 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition. Roger is the official National Anthem singer for professional sport teams including Atlanta Gladiators and Gwinnett Stripers. He was invited to host concerts and sing solo/duets at several concert around great Atlanta area. He is the first chair of his school chamber chorus which competes in national level. Roger participated GA all state chorus with perfect scores in two rounds of tough auditions. Roger also loves stage and musical theater, he played leading roles of his school drama club. Roger’s other hobby is ice hockey: his travel team brought home 3 championships in the last season.

Alexander G. Matos was born in Livingston, N.J. From the age of nine, Alexander has performed and competed in numerous competitions throughout Florida. He has been invited several times to sing the National Anthem at The Florida Marlins Major League Baseball Park and has performed at numerous charities, holiday, and community events. Last year, Alexander was invited to sing at the American Protégé International Competition at Carnegie Hall where he sang Opera Aria. He loves to sing Opera and is dedicated to becoming an Opera Tenor.  Alexander also plays the piano and guitar.  He is currently developing his skills and techniques for voice under the tutorship of Mr. Mike Soper. Alexander has a passion for music and is gifted with the ability to sing many songs from various cultures.  Notably, Alexander has been selected to attend the prestigious BAK Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL, for voice where he is now entering his 7th grade. 

Nicole Hodges is 10 years old and lives in Texas. She has been under the tutelage of Miss Carol Hodgin since 2019, mastering her classical and Broadway vocal techniques. She has also been a student of the Sarah Kelly Music school for the last five years, which focuses on singing and song writing. Nicole has written dozens of songs and is currently working on releasing her first single. Nicole loves all musical activities and is also actively involved in her school choir. She also plays the piano, participates in annual piano festivals and is actively involved in musical theater. She has participated in local theater productions of Frozen Jr. and was recently cast as Young Cosette for the school edition of Les Miserables. Nicole also loves to travel, write stories, and read.

Anne Gao, a lively rising 4th grader from northern Virginia, USA.   She loves the stage and has been involved in singing and acting in multiple TV Variety shows and stage shows since she was 4-year-old.  While singing has always been a significant part of her life, Anne also loves playing violin and Chinese zither.  She has been a vocal student at Harmonia School of Music & Art since 2019 and participated proactively in all kinds of school performances.   Anne performed in the “The 36th Annual Production of The Christmas Revels” presented by Washington Revels and participated in various musical shows such as “Seussical Kids” and “101 Dalmatians”.

NameAgeCity/State/Country
First Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Opera Aria
Avinash Panda8Lorton, VA
Student of Dr. Irina Yurkovskaya  
Phoebe Rose Claeys8Atlanta, GA
Student of Dr. Adriana Janse Van Rensburg
Ksenia Varela9Oceanside, CA
Student of Rebecca Steinke  
Classical Repertoire
Aurelia Faidley-Solars10Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Student of Amelia de Mayo  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Jacey Zhou7Marietta, GA
Student of Yingling Zhu  
Chanyanuch Korboonchuay9Nongkham , Bangkok
Student of Kanokkan Glomchum  
Anne Gao10Mclean, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Matthew Vallero10Davis, CA
Student of Bernadette Mondok  
Nicole Hodges10Spring, TX
Student of Carol Hodgin  
Supapitch Singhadech10Chiangmai, Thailand
Student of Tianchai Sooktiang  
Folk/Traditional
Amber Chen8Duluth, GA
Janelle Wu8Johns Creek, GA
Student of Tina Cui  
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Opera Aria
Alexander Matos11Loxahatchee, FL
Student of Mr. Mike Soper  
Renee Zhu13John’s Creek, GA
Student of Qian Li  
Classical Repertoire
Federica Aramburu12Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Roger Wang12Suwanee, GA
Student of Qian Li  
Grace Chung14Garfield, NJ
Student of Jin Hwan Byun  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
David Rosemberg11Newton, MA
Stefanie Nikolova11Sofia, Bulgaria
Student of Mimi Ivanova  
Federica Aramburu12Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Jian Kawai12Tokyo, Japan
Student of Mizuho Sudo  
Jasmine Iacullo14Parkland, FL
Student of Michael Soper  
Vocal Duet:  
Mia Ye11Baltimore, MD
Leon Ye16Baltimore, MD
Students of Li Chunfeng  
Folk/Traditional
Federica Aramburu12Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming  
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Anahit Indzhigulyan15Beechhurst, NY
Student of Vago Ohanyan and Nataliya Khrapina
Kirsten Tierney15Falls Chuch, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Sara Porjosh15Vienna, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Hannah Hess16Waxhaw, NC
Student of Sonya Gable-Wilson  
William Yang16Keller, TX
Student of Lisa Kay Fletcher  
Classical Repertoire
Karen Gao15Johns Creek, GA
Student of Katya Gruzglina  
Sana Jaffrey15New Vernon , NJ
Student of Sooyeon Kim  
Andrea Rodriguez-Gomez16Marlborough, MA
Student of Lilly Kinas  
Diana Marie Paunetto16Brooklyn, NY
Student of Tonna Miller-Valles  
Flora Yuan16San Diego, CA
Student of Wei Feng  
Isita Talukdar16San Jose, CA
Student of Meeree Kim  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Ella Grace Tippins15Auburn, AL
Student of Joy Xu  
Emily Taylor Kaufman15Davie, FL
Student of Ben Bagby and Badienne Magaziner
Leah Harper15Grand Island, NY
Student of Kimberly Potfora  
Sarah Lash15Deerfield Beach , FL
Student of Mike Soper  
Catherine Moeller16North Tonawanda, NY
Student of Kimberly Potfora  
Emmy Xu16Lawrence, NJ
Student of Zachary Krieger  
Mayu Tayama16San Jose, CA
Student of Akane Ota  
Michael Goltry16Warrenton, VA
Student of Bob Swift and Katy Benko  
Miraya Bhayani17Milton, MA
Student of Rebecca Worthington  
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
Opera Aria
Dmytro Voronov26Kyiv, Ukraine
Student of Magali Damonte and Liudmyla Totska
Marisan Corsino38Conway, AR
Student of Nancy Elledge  
Classical Repertoire
Lindsey Voughn28Chicago, IL
Student  of Dr. Brett Monro  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Morena La Vecchia Galan19Buenos Aires, Argentina
Student of Margaret Lattimore  
Heather Smith26Melburn, Australia
Amateur Category:
Opera Aria
Yuran Qiang18Sammamish, WA
Student of Shan Han  
Slawomir Jedrzejczak54Lodzkie, Poland
Student of Terasa Sieczko  
Classical Repertoire
Madison McCoy18Dallas, TX
Yuran Qiang18Sammamish, WA
Student of Shan Han  
Second Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Opera Aria
Perri So6Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Kayla Wilfong  
Matthew Vallero10Davis, CA
Student of Bernadette Mondok  
Classical Repertoire
Amartya Paul9San Diego, CA
Student of Hiroko Yoshinaga  
Ashley Hua9Marietta, GA
Student of Madison Zahorsky  
Julia Kartvelishvili9Coralville, IA
Student of Mia Feyvecind Gimenez  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Perri So6Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Kayla Wilfong  
Ahana Paul7San Diego, CA
Student of Hiroko Yoshinaga  
Angelina Tong8Alpharetta, GA
Student of Tina Cui  
Evelyn Fu9Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Student of Wei Feng  
Sze Yui Alaine Wong9Hong Kong
Student of Chan Chi Fung  
Theo Cohen9Lachine, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova  
Phoebe Carter10Lachine, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova  
Sua Chung10Vienna, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Opera Aria
Angelika Indzhigulyan11Oakland Gardens, NY
Student of Vago Ohanyan  
Jian Kawai12Tokyo, Japan
Student of Mizuho Sudo  
Yehong Jiang13Los Altos, CA
Student of Chunfeng Li  
Devan McCarthy14Dix Hills, NY
Student of Jennifer Grimaldi Toohey  
Gina Vicari14Centreville, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Kiana Palmer14Dunn Loring, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Classical Repertoire
Beatrice Jean Consolata Gobang10Bekasi, Indonesia
Student of Valentina Nova Aman  
Sarah Serena Thompson12Atlanta, GA
Student of Adriana Janse Van Rensburg
Zimo Zhao13Duluth, GA
Student of Li Qian  
Elisa Chung14East Brunswick, NJ
Student of Hyun Jin Nam  
Enhao (Mason) Zhang14Sammamish, WA
Student of Shan Han  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Saisha Pal11Herndon, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Tomas Gonzalez11McAllen, TX
Student of Maria Avalos  
Julia Murphy12Oakton, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Naomi Sedwick12McLean, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Saumya Anand12Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Swetlana Garrido  
Xianger Fang12Irvine, CA
Student of Mai Sui  
Abigail Rong13Alpharetta, GA
Student of Tina Cui  
Amber Zhou13Syosset, NY
Student of Karina  
Claire Jiang13Princeton, NJ
Student of Steven Schnurman  
Hannah Gluckman14Pittsford, NY
Student of Diane Abrahamian  
Jacquelyn Erickson14Colorado Springs, CO
Student of Paula Baack  
Jasmin Chen14Great Falls, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Joanna Orzech14Yorktown Heights, NY
Student of Justin Stoney and Ann Ferraro
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Ariana deSa e Frias16Batavia, NY
Student of Diane Abrahamian  
Ashley Yang17Fairfax, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Sarah Wang17Saratoga, CA
Student of Zhongyan Liu  
Sharon Liang17San Jose, CA
Student of Minsheng Yang  
Classical Repertoire
Napatsawan Wongmuang15Chaing Mai , Thailand
Student of Tianchai Sooktiang  
Seoyoung Son15East Brunswick, NJ
Student of HyunJin Nam  
Julianne Yi16North Brunswick, NJ
Student of HyunJin Nam  
Jia Bao Guo17Vancouver, Canada
Student of Janette Lim  
Samiksha Argal17Bangalore, India
Student of Ms Sandra Oberoi  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Ahana Guin15Fremont, CA
Student of Kamerin McDonald  
Anya Waria15Fremont, CA
Student of Kamerin McDonald  
Eeshaan Chaudhuri15Cranbury, NJ
Student of David Westawski  
Napatsawan Wongmuang15Chaing Mai , Thailand
Student of Tianchai Sooktiang  
Zhenjie He15Vancouver, Canada
Student of Opus Academy  
Andy Jeong16Brea, CA
Student of Eunwon Choi  
Lois Lee16Haymarket, VA
Student of Andrea Green  
Veronica Kogan16Duluth, GA
Student of Kara Noel Harrington
Abigail Ruhl17Amherst, NY
Student of Zach Carr  
Folk/Traditional
Aviela Chang15San Juan Capistrano, CA
Student of Mai Sui  
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
Opera Aria
Tingting Tang32Lubbock, TX
Student of Gregory Brookes and Deanna Murray
Jeana Mounth33Cornwall, NY
Student of Mary Marshall  
Classical Repertoire
Tingting Tang32Lubbock, TX
Student of Gregory Brookes and Deanna Murray
Derek Fam33Beiging, China
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Marisan Corsino38Conway, AR
   
Gina Cornielli39Kingston, AZ
Amateur Category:
Opera Aria
Huiting Xu25Redwood City, CA
Student of Minsheng Yang and TianYu Yang
Nancie Grossman72Mission Viejo, CA
Student of Dubravka Zubovic  
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Ruyi Sun52Potomac, MD
Student of Lingling H. Peng  

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

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