American Protege International Music Competitions at Carnegie Hall

International Vocal Competition 2023

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 will evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent, their students are not allowed to apply this season.

A record number of the talented singers from 18 countries applied for this year’s Competition: different U.S. states, Canada, China, Curacao, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Republic of Georgia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United Atab Emirates.

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 in March – June 2024 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 2023 Results:

Judges’ Distinction (Plaque Trophy) Award Winners

Ryan Wang, from Short Hills, New Jersey. He started learning to sing at age seven. He won first place in the 2023 Music International Grand Prix. He is the 1st Place Winner of American Protégé Vocal Competition and American Protégé Romantic Music, 2nd place in American Protégé International Music Talent Competition in 2022. He is the 1st Place Winner of the 2022 American Classical Young Musician Award of Voice. He is 1st prize in the 2022 Little Mozarts International Competition and the 1st prize in the 2022 and 2021 PRIMA Volta Music Competitions. 1st place in the 2022 IGMC competition. He is a Apex International Music Competition Grand Award winner of 2023. He is the 1st place winner of the 2022 AVIMC. Ryan is multiple winner of NJMTA competitions and auditions. As the lead singer of a Children’s Choir, he performed for five years at the NJSO’s Lunar New Year Concert. He is an acclaimed National Anthem singer.

Evolette Alexandra, a talented 10-year-old singer from Jakarta Indonesia. Ever since she was a little girl, Evolette loved to sing and perform in front of anyone who would listen. Her parents noticed her talent at an early age and encouraged her to pursue her passion for music. Evolette began taking voice lessons and performing in local talent shows and school concerts. Her dedication and hard work paid off when she won a prestigious international vocal competition, a Gold Medal Junior Vocal at the World Championship of Performing Arts 2022, First Prize in Young Artist at the New York Global Music Competition 2022, Second Prize at We Sing Pop Competition 2022 and First Prize at The 10th Hong Kong International Youth Performing Arts Festival 2023 (HKYPAF).

Jade Rojas is very passionate about music. She was part of her high school Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Percussion, Marching Band, Advanced Women’s Choir, Mixed Choir and Treble Choir, but Jade’s true passion is singing classical music. She has performed in opera productions as chorister with Opera Naples and GulfShore Opera. Last year she played the lead role of Penny in Sarasota Youth Opera production “The secret world of “Og” and Cousin Hebe in Opera Naples youth production “H.M.S Pinafore”. She will play the lead role of Phyllis in the upcoming Opera Naples youth production “Iolanthe”. Jade has attended Interlochen, ArtsBridge and Boston University Tanglewood Institute summer camps. She has participated in various local and international voice competitions where she has placed first and second place. It is Jade’s goal to major in vocal performance and is her dream to travel the world as an ambassador for Opera.

NameAgeCity/State/Country
First Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Classical Repertoire
Pieta  Baca7Laguna Niguel, CA
Student of Hea Suk Park  
Sophia Shao10Lexington, MA
Student of Wan, Bingchuan  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Jaden Tran5Glendora, CA
Student of Angela Sheng  
Charlotte Ong8Singapore
Student of Deniece Foo  
Elisa Carrillo8Smyrna, GA
Student of Dr. Adriana Janse van Rensburg
Gia Kantharajah9La Crosse, WI
Student of Tricia  
Ashely Oh10La Canada Flintridge, CA
Student of Ki Young Park and Gloria Ann
Chonlaya Nuangkota10Seiracha, Thailand
Student of Sasicha Piriyatanakorn  
Emiya Chokcharoentaveekan10Bang Lamung, Thailand
Student of Sasicha Piriyatanakorn  
Evolette Alexandra10Banten, Indonesia
Student of Dhany Setiawan Prihartana
Hannah Hodges10Spring, TX
Student of Carol Hodgin  
   
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Opera Aria
Kai-Ri Hsueh11Fremont, CA
Student of Alexander Katsman and MinSheng Yang
Olivia Xia13San Diego, CA
Student of Wei Feng  
Zhaohong “NiuNiu” Zhang13Potomac, MD
Student of Sonia Yon  
   
Classical Repertoire
Ryan Wang11Short Hills, NJ
Student of Henry Chen  
Erica Lee13Placentia, CA
Student of Sangeun Lee  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Ryan Wang11Short Hills, NJ
Student of Henry Chen  
Chloe Sarah Dsouza12Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Student of Elipas Sibua  
Divyasree Ravichandraraja12Singapore
Student of Jade Kerr and Deniece Grace Foo
Emmanuella DeMers12Vienna, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Krit Luesukprasert12Muang,Thailand
Lucy Cox12Smyrna, GA
Student of Dr. Adriana van Rensburg
Dylan Suwarno13Jakarta, Indonesia
Student of James Karinda  
Nelly Malinowski-Dybek13Largo, FL
Student of Melody Aristo  
Nicole Hodges13Spring, TX
Student of Carol Hodgin  
Ava Carter14Vienna, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Manya Fravel14Vienna, VA
Student of Sonya Yon  
Tanrada Tangpaosak14Bangkruai, Thailand
Student of Konnat Wannapalai  
Tina Yu14Sunnyvale, CA
Student of Eugene Brancoveanu and Lin Pan
   
Vocal Duet:  
Yin Qi Teo10Singapore
Divyasree Ravichandraraja12Singapore
Students of Jade Kerr and Deniece Grace Foo
   
Folk/Traditional
Jun Wang Kiefer Chan11Singapore
Student of Stella Zhou  
Chloe Sarah Dsouza12Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Student of Elipas Sibua  
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Lanzhen Cui15Millburn, NJ
Student of Beth Roberts  
Annie Song Wang16Vancouver, Canada
Student of Leo Liu  
Michael Zhou17Surrey, Canada
Student of Leo Liu  
   
Classical Repertoire
Nicole Nikhinson15Ellicott City, MD
Student of Jouli Webb  
Lukas Palys16Dallas, TX
Student of Alexander Rom and Matthew Lobaugh
Abjini Chattopadhyay17Potomac, MD
Student of Alina Kozinska  
Jade Rojas17Cape Coral, FL
Student of Jeanie Darnell  
   
Vocal Duet:  
Annabelle Miin15Saratoga, CA
Student of Sophie Liu  
Derek Li17San Jose, CA
Student of Pan Lin  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Sureela Jangala16Woburn, MA
Student of Victoria Avetisyan  
   
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
Opera Aria
Michiel van ‘t Landt44Curacao
Student of Patricia Rozario Obe  
Xiaodong Bai32St. Louis, MO
Student of Dr. Peng Wu and Luoji Wang 
   
Classical Repertoire
Stacy Perrone-Petta49Wolcott, CT
Student of John Cosentino and Kristin Huffman
Varun Ganapathy18Troy, MI
Student of Carol Petty  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Pitchapa Chanaphan20Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Chutimta Puttikulangkura and Lalida Laddaklom
   
Amateur Category:
Classical Repertoire
Julia Wang18Milton, MA
Student of Chiuli Wang and Xiangqing Feng
 
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Sarai Juarez Osorio18Santa Rosa, CA
Student of Amanda McFadden  
Fan Ping46Kirkland, WA
Student of Runwen Zhang  
   
Second Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Opera Aria
Bo-Qian Hsueh8Fremont, CA
Student of MinSheng Yang and Alexander Katsman
   
Classical Repertoire
Norah Lu7San Diego, CA
Jacqueline Liu10Apex, NC
Student of Chunfeng Li  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Allison Soh7La Crescenta, CA
Student of Ki Young Park  
Juliana Feng7Brookline, MA
Student of Bingchuan Wan  
Pieta  Baca7Laguna Niguel, CA
Student of Hea Suk Park  
Aurora Yang8San Diego, CA
Student of Feng, Wei  
Lina Ye8Bogart, GA
Student of Xiaohan Chen  
Angie Tam9Hong Kong
Student of  Hilary Law  
Elizabeth Zhang9Short Hills, NJ
Student of Henry Chen  
Harper Clark9Mableton, GA
Student of Dr. Adriana Janse van Rensburg 
Milin Punthapong9Bangkok, Thailand
Student of K. Fahsai  
Vacharavat Termvivat9Bangkok, Thailand
Student of  Koravee Soonthornvipat  
Charlotte Foster10Herndon, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Irene Lin10San Jose, CA
Student of Lin Pan and Husted Taylor  
Montisha Kingkanjanathorn10Bangkok, Thailand
Student of K.Fahsai  
Natalie Lay Ying Tay10Singapore
Prunworarat Vongsarojn10Bang Lamung, Thailand
Student of Sasicha Piriyatanakorn  
Saadya Polavarapu10Bangalore, India
Student of Dr Ashley William Joseph  
Siti Asheeqah Ashraf10Singapore
Yin Qi Teo10Singapore
Student of Jade Kerr and Deniece Grace Foo 
   
Vocal Trio:  
Prunworarat Vongsarojn10Bang Lamung, Thailand
Emiya Chokcharoentaveekan10Bang Lamung, Thailand
Chonlaya Nuangkota10Seiracha, Thailand
Students of Sasicha Piriyatanakorn  
   
Folk/Traditional
Keva Jain9Scarsdale, NY
Student of Elisabeth Shoup  
   
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Opera Aria
Catherine Ji13Alpharetta, GA
Student of Qian Li  
   
Classical Repertoire
Emma Tang11Duluth, GA
Student of Tina Xianyu Cui  
Phoebe Rose Claeys11Atlanta, GA
Student of  Xiaohan Chen  
Keerthana Sriram13Chennai, India
Student of Hratsjuhi Aramian and Adam Greig
Hannah Messineo14Meridian, ID
Student of Thomas Truhitte  
Juliet Besch-Turner14Fairport, NY
Student of Amelia DeMayo and Liliana Sitirova
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Audrey Hong11Seoul, South Korea
Student of Eungene Kang  
Miranda Klein11Orinda, CA
Student of Rena Wilson and Matt Liebowitz
Cayden Tan12New York, NY
Student of Sun Young Chang  
Eleisen (Ellie) Suh12Seoul, South Korea
Student of Eugene Kang  
Hailey Ma12Hong Kong
Student of Dr Etta Fung  
Preanshi Charnalia12Lexington, MA
Student of Beth Sterling and Anuradha Palakurthi
Liam ODonnell13Davis, CA
Student of Emma Turnbull  
Lillian Nord13Chesterfield, MO
Student of Katie Kopff  
Mary Burklin13Smyrna, GA
Student of Adriana Janse van Rensburg  
Worakanya Woraphitphong13Muang,Thailand
Student of Sasicha Piriyatanakorn  
Anya Gupta14Saratoga, CA
Student of Gayatri Venkatesan  
Ashley Silverman14Tarzana, CA
Student of Addie Sinclair and John Touchton
Charlize Tan14New York, NY
Student of Sun Young Chang  
Eric Shao14Lexington, MA
Student of Wan, Bingchuan  
Maya Mariano14Sherman Oaks, CA
   
Folk/Traditional
Marcy Ip14Buford, GA
Student of Qian Li  
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Isaac Ahn15Fort Lee, NJ
Student of Lorraine Nubar  
Sabrina Chia17Irvine, CA
Student of HeaSuk Park  
   
Classical Repertoire
Akshi Malhotra15San Jose, CA
Student of Haruna Shiokawa-Mo  
Rulan Shen15Irvine, CA
Student of Wendy Wen Chi Huang  
Sarah Serena Thompson15Atlanta, GA
Student of Dr. Adriana Janse van Rensburg 
Hanyamin Wang16Johns Creek, GA
Student of Qian Li  
Jamie Choe16Dunn Loring, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Naomi Tan16Westbury, NY
Student of Debra Vanderlinde  
Nick Chang16Morganville, NJ
Student of Chunfeng Li  
Sarah Vohra16Cupertino, CA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Sienna Nestorov16Newport Beach, CA
Student of Dubravka Zubovic  
Andrew Lim17Chapel Hill, NC
Student of Emily Turner  
Elie Ravitz-Basser17Washington, DC
Student of Katie Katinas  
Gina Vicari17Centreville, VA
Student of  Sonia Yon  
Keira Handoko17Jakarta, Indonesia
Student of Pharel Jonathan Silaban  
Kyra Keena17Lake Zurich, IL
Student of Mary Misik  
Trinity Lee17Harrington Park, NJ
Student of Yohan Yi  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Edison Peng15Palo Alto, CA
Student of Eugene Brancoveanu  
Sofia Work15Fairfax, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Sophie Haar15Chevy Chase, MD
Student of Sonia Yon  
Alicia Peng16Fremont, CA
Student of Fang Hong  
Aurna Mukherjee16Austin, TX
Student of Shaunna Shandro  
Ellis Kim16San Diego, CA
Student of Morgan Carberry and Karyn Overstreet
Fiona Lin16Cumming, GA
Student of Tina Cui  
Hannah Self16Suwanee, GA
Student of Dr. Adriana Janse Van Rensburg
Huanyu (Anna) Yang16Irvine, CA
Student of Stephanie Jones  
Mina Lim16Orinda, CA
Student of Betty Schneider  
Ramya Rajan16Mason, OH
Student of Melanie Woodruff  
Ashley Zhang17Fairfax, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Rena Abraham17Carrollton, TX
Student of Sandra Oberoi and Kezevi Neihu 
Roshni Patel17Bangalore, India
Student of Sandra Oberoi and Kezevi  
   
Folk/Traditional
Laurel Aronian16North Salem, NY
   
Amateur Category:
Opera Aria
Anna Boonsiri23Nakhonsawan, Thailand
Student of Chalisar Jongcharoenchaikul 
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Annika Singh18Jamshedpur, India
Student of Camille Vandewedghe and Ashwin Sahay
M. Dianne Aaron Rosedale, NY
Student of Isabella Lamadriz  
   
Third Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Classical Repertoire
Vacharavat Termvivat9Bangkok, Thailand
Student of  Koravee Soonthornvipat  
Brynna Portella10New York, NY
Student of Brooke Collins  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Olivia Wang7Suwanee, GA
Student of Tina Cui  
Megan Wang8Irvine, CA
Student of Ying-Chien Wang  
Preston Wyant8Sandy Springs, GA
Student of Tina Xianyu Cui  
Zoe Zhang8Medina, WA
Student of Megan Renae Parker  
Bradley Yu9Irvine, CA
Student of Hea Suk Park  
Tanvarin Tangpaosak9Bangkruai, Thailand
Student of Konnat Wannapalai  
Derek Fu10Brookline, MA
Student of Bingchuan Wan  
Ruby Gellizeau-Ip10Brooklyn, NY
Student of Brooke Collins  
Sophia Murdock10Beechhurst, NY
Student of Soohyun Oh  
   
Folk/Traditional
Caitlyn D Souza9Singapore
Wanran (Vienna) Wen9Duluth, GA
Student of Qian Li  
   
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Opera Aria
Amelia Nunez13Vienna, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Hannah Messineo14Meridian, ID
Student of Thomas Truhitte  
   
Classical Repertoire
Manami Baba11Rockville, MD
Student of Mary Gresock  
Megan Kate Lim Montefrio11Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Jean Ong  
Saisha Pal14Herndon, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Emma Tang11Duluth, GA
Student of Tina Xianyu Cui  
Jocelyn Ji11Lexington, MA
Student of Bingchuan Wan  
Julia Yoo11Winchester, MA
Student of Jingyi Huang  
Kaho Shimizu11Mamaroneck, NY
Student of Monica Robinson  
Megan Kate Lim Montefrio11Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Jean Ong  
Zoe Shue11Fremont, CA
Student of Lin Pan and Mahsheed Massarat 
Anika Agrawal12Falls Church, VA
Candice Tang12Weston, MA
Student of Bingchuan Wan 
Sirinpitcha Charatniratisai12Bangkok, Thailand
Student of  Yaowapa Hoisungwarn  
Sze Yui Alaine Wong12Hong Kong
Student of Yalmi Chan  
Ciana Tzuo13New York, NY
Elina Chatterjee13Tomball, TX
Student of Zoia Golofeeva  
Maya Eswaran13Fairfax, VA
Student of Sonia Yon  
Vega Wong13Hong Kong
Student of Dr Etta Fung  
Emma Calista Lee14Seoul, South Korea
Student of Eugene  
   
Vocal Duet:  
Irene Lin10San Jose, CA
Zoe Shue11Fremont, CA
Students of Lin Pan and Taylor Husted  
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Yehong Jiang16Los Altos, CA
Student of Mingsheng Yang  
Classical Repertoire
Garrick Chau15Saratoga, CA
Student of Dr. Philip Harris  
Isabella Kim15Las Vegas, NV
Student of Robert West  
Jiahe Li15Vancouver, Canada
Student of Jessica Zhang  
Joshua Kwon15Fort Lee, NJ
Student of Eugene Byun  
Justin Soo-Young Whang15Seoul, South Korea
Vanessa Chen15Vancouver, Canada
Student of Jing Zhang  
Yujie Li15Sandy Springs, GA
Student of Qian Li  
Sophie Cheung16Menlo Park, CA
Student of Liya Fang  
Minhyuk Lee17Alexandria, VA
Yoyo Chan17Santa Clarita, CA
Student of Angela Sheng  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Siya Paigude15San Jose, CA
Student of Miss Morgan  
Ella Wang16New York, NY
Student of Amy Williams  
Lanqiong Zhang16Vancouver, Canada
Student of Janette Lim  
Michael Zhu16Brookline, MA
Student of Bingchuan Wang  
Selina Kao16Providence, RI
Student of Jingyi Huang  
Sophie Cheung16Menlo Park, CA
Student of Liya Fang  
   
Folk/Traditional
Archita Ruby Arun16Inverness, IL
Student of Melinda Alberty  
   
Amateur Category:
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Bo Fang23New York, NY
Student of Kevin Murphy  
Nadya Suwarno18Jakarta, Indonesia
Student of Naltris Bandil  
   
Folk/Traditional
Yuki Yamashita21Hiroshima, Japan
   
Honorable Mention:
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Classical Repertoire
Aadya Mani12North Potomac, MD
Student of Jouli Berejinskaya and Jeff Webb 
Wenbing Wang12Belmont, MA
Student of Bingchuan Wan  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Aira Kayastha11Dunn Loring, VA
Student of  Sonia Yon  
Manasa Hariharan11Mill Creek, WA
Student of Kimiko Mori  
Edward Wang12Lexington, MA
Student of LV Jiaojiao and Jingyi Huang  
Victoria Wang12Lexington, MA
Student of LV Jiaojiao and Jingyi Huang  
Yulia Nesterova13Round Hill, VA
Student of Julie Webbs and Jesse Martins 
Enyao Zhang14Austin, TX
Student of Jingyi Huang  
   
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Classical Repertoire
Archita Ruby Arun16Inverness, IL
Student of Melinda Alberty  
Hana Bae16Palo Alto, CA
Student of Eun Mee Ko  
Samuel Pang15San Jose, CA
Student of Xiaohua Song  
   
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Archita Ruby Arun16Inverness, IL
Student of Melinda Alberty  
Hannah Gluckman17Pittsford, NY
Student of Diane Abrahamian  
   
Amateur Category:
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Adith Veettil18Spring, TX
Student of Zoia Golofeeva  

Other applicants received Diploma of Participation

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

Winners Recital Information


 

1. Each participant will be notified about the Competition results after the Artistic Director releases the Competition placements. Winners of the Competition will perform one piece selected by the judges from the participant’s audition repertoire.

2. To change a performance repertoire, the participant must submit a link to the new piece video recording and a $55 fee not later than two months before the Concert.

3. Only piano accompaniment can be used at the Winners Recital. Only one grand piano will be available at the Weill Recital Hall. No acoustic system will be provided.

4. Participants must bring their own piano accompanist. American Protégé does not provide piano accompanist, but can recommend one (contact the office).

5. Performance time limit for the School Students categories is under 4 minutes; for the Amateur category – under 5 minutes and for the College Students/Professionals category – under 5 minutes.

6. Extra performance time of up to 1 minute can be accepted for the Winners Recital with an additional fee of $100.

7. Photo or video recording during the recital is strictly prohibited per the Carnegie Hall policy. A professional photographer will be taking pictures of the performers.

8. Each Winner will perform at one Recital. Recital date and time will be offered to the Winner, based on the Competition results.

9. Organizational Committee collects short biographies to introduce the performers at the Winners Recitals. American Protégé reserves the rights to edit, reduce and re-format any submitted biographies as it seems appropriate and fit into the Recital Brochure.

10. All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, etc.).

11. During the COVID-19 Health Crisis, U.S. participants, who are unable to or unwilling to travel to NYC for the safety reasons, may request a Competition Winner’s Package with a non-refundable $300 fee. The Package includes online recognition, Winner’s Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, four Booklets with biographies and photos, and participation Plaque Trophy. International participants may arrange a shipment to the friends or relatives residing in the U.S. We do not mail packages internationally.

12. Detailed Winners Recital Guidelines will be emailed to the participants.

Upcoming Competitions:

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Music Talent Competition Spring 2024

Deadline: April 5, 2024

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Vocal Competition 2024

Deadline: June 10, 2024

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Competition of Romantic Music 2024

Deadline: October 10, 2024

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Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2024

Deadline: October 25, 2024