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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.
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:
|Young Singers||5 – 10|
|Junior||11 – 14|
|Intermediate||15 – 17|
|Amateur (without Professional Degree)||18 and older|
|College students and professional singers||18 and older|
First and Second Place Winners will perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on the following dates:
$300 Scholarship, Judges’ Favorite Award Trophy, Judges’ Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges’ recommendations.
We invite singers applying for the Vocal Competition to participate in the separate audition for the Gala Concert at a 600-seat Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. The house sound system with the CD playback and microphones will be provided.
Only one song of any repertoire with performance time limit under 5 minutes can be accepted for the audition.
Concert Fee is $500 and includes admission for participant, Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, 20-30 digital photos taken by professional photographer during participant’s performance on the stage. Tickets are not included.
The Application and the Concert Fees are not refundable.
To apply for the audition for the Gala Concert at Zankel Hall, the singers must submit online Application Form and $200 Audition Fee.
To pay the Gala Concert at Zankel Hall Audition Fees on-line please click on the button below. $15 will be added to the fee amount to cover PayPal service charge. By clicking on the button you will be re-directed to PayPal
Gala Concert Application Fee
To apply for the Competition participants must submit:
– Completed online Application Form.
– YouTube (or other video sharing sites) link to the video recordings of the performance.
– Biography of the applicant in MS Word format (not to exceed 150 words). Include past participation in competitions, festivals and other public events. Portrait photo in electronic format, to be used for the Competition brochure printing. Examples could be found in the Recital Booklet Sample.
– Biography and photo should be e-mailed to email@example.com
– Application fee.
Mail the Application Fee to: American Protégé, P.O. Box 287476, New York, NY 10128
For express shipping services: American Protege, Attn: Irina Ionova, 245 East 93rd Street, #22E, New York, NY 10128.
The application materials acceptance will be closed by the end of the day on June 10, 2019 (all materials must be in the American Protege office).
Application Fee for solo performers is $200.
Application fee for Duo and Trio is $120 per Ensemble Member.
Application Fees are not refundable.
U. S. participants should make a check or money order payable to American Protégé and mail to American Protégé, P.O. Box 287476, New York, NY 10128. A PayPal option at the bottom of this page could be used with an additional fee added to cover PayPal service charge.
International participants may use:
– Certified bank check or international money order payable to American Protégé. International participants must use express shipping services and provide the tracking number.
To pay the Application Fees on-line please click on the button below. $15 will be added to the fee amount to cover PayPal service charge. By clicking on the button you will be re-directed to PayPal
Vocal Competition Application Fee
Participant may choose one, two or three songs from the following repertoire categories:
– Opera aria.
– Classical repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods).
– Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Pop repertoire is not acceptable for the audition. Pop singers can apply for We Sing Pop International Song Contest.
For the School Student Category each song of the audition repertoire must be under 5 minutes in duration.
For the Amateur and College Students/Professionals categories each song of the audition repertoire must be under 7 minutes in duration.
Parts of the songs or shortened versions are not acceptable.
Deadline: June 10, 2019
Deadline: October 10, 2019
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Deadline: January 20, 2020
Deadline: February 20, 2020
Summer Gala Concerts at Stern:
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