International Vocal Competition 2018

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.

Singers from 20 countries applied for this year’s Competition: different U.S. states, Canada, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, China, India, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan,  Philippines 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 Singers 5 – 10
 Junior 11 – 14
 Intermediate 15 – 17 
 Amateur (without Professional Degree) 18 and older 
 College students and professional singers 18 and older 

Awards

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

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM,

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM, and 

Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM

$350 Scholarship, Judges’ Favorite Award Trophy, Judges’ Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards were granted based on the judges recommendations.

American Protégé Vocal Competition 2018 Results

Jury’s Favorite ($360 Scholarship and Plaque Trophy) Award Winner:

 

Emily Taylor Kaufman is 13 years old and has been performing around South Florida since she was 6. She loves singing “the oldies” at senior communities as well as “pop” songs at venues around town.  She is a featured National Anthem singer for over 30 organizations including the Florida Marlins Baseball games as well as The Miami Heat Basketball games.  She has been in 18 musical theater productions. Emily was hand-picked by Phil Collins for his mentoring program, The Little Dreams Foundation, and has performed with Phil onstage in 2016 & 2017. Emily is the 2017 winner of the South Florida Kids Got Talent competition, and the American Protege Vocal Competition receiving the Judges Distinction Award.  In 2018 Emily beat out 300 contestants of all ages to win the “STARZ of the Future” vocal competition in West Palm Beach, was the winner of WESTON Idol as well as OUR TOWN vocal competition.  Emily has earned high accolades for tap and jazz performances at regional and national dance competitions. She loves playing piano and was awarded honors for Oral and Written Music Theory this year. Emily is a 7th year girl scout as well as a Youth Ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Emily aspires to perform on Broadway and to sell out arenas as a pop star someday.

Judges Distinction Awards (Plaque Trophies) Winners:

Naphat Luke Sathienthirakul (Luke), 10, is a student from Bangkok International Preparatory & Secondary School. Luke has been singing Broadway musical since 4 years old. He is not only interesting in singing but also acting and dancing (Hip-hop, Performance dance and B-boy). He achieved Distinction for Grade 2nd and 4th Music Theatre Broadway Singing from London College of Music. He used to sing for Thailand’s Ministry Education and Ministry of Culture. Luke is one the winner of Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Search for Talent Vocal Competition 2017. He joined singing Broadway with RBSO concert in the park series2017-2018 and RBSO Young Talent Sings Broadway Concert 2018. Luke also performed in many musical show such as Tales of the Wicked, Wizard of Oz, Matilda and other famous Thai’s local musicals.
Siri Chaikul, 11, is from Bangkok, Thailand. Siri started singing at age 6 and can sing in many styles of music. He studies Classical, Musical Theatre singing with Lullalit Supatravanij and Pop, Thai songs with Chatchavet Somsup. Siri is a winner of Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Search for Talent 2016 singing competition. He sang in the Children’s Chorus of Opera Siam’s production of “The Happy Prince” and played the role of Baby Buddha in Somtow Sucharitkul’s opera “The Faithful Son”. Siri also starred in Thailand’s popular TV Singing Show “Wekids season 2”. Most recently, Siri won a child lead role in the new Thai musical “Sohn” which will be performed in July 2018.  Siri also plays the piano and works part-time as the Young News Reporter of NBT World Channel which airs every Saturday, a job which he won through Thailand News Reading Contest on Children’s Day.
Avery Whitacre, age 13 is a mezzo soprano from Boca Raton, Florida. Avery is an incoming 8th grader at BAK Middle School of the Arts where she is in the Musical Theater program.  Avery has performed professional theater at Broward Stage Door and has also been in multiple productions at Broadway Bound in Coral Springs. Avery studies voice and music theory with Mike Soper Music in Wellington, Florida.
Monica Canedo was born in Fairfax, VA in 2004.She showed interest for music since she was very young. She started singing when she was 5 years old while she was in Church. Monica participated in La Voz Kids (Telemundo-Miami) in 2015 making it to the finals. She attended BAK Middle of the arts in West Palm Beach where she participated in ACDA 2016 Honors Choir in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This past year she attended California School of the Arts in Duarte, CA attending the conservatory of Musical Theater. Her dream is to be on Broadway one day.
Aida Skaraite, age 14 lives in Lemont, IL. Her love of singing began when she joined a Lithuanian choir. She has taken voice lessons for six years. Aida has won numerous accolades. For the past two years, Aida won 2nd place in Hal Leonard’s Art Song Competition. Last year she won 1st place in the Sinfonietta Bel Canto’s Vocal Competition (SBC), 3rd place in Hal Leonard’s Musical Theatre Competition, and 3rd place in Dupage County Talent Contest. In 2016, Aida was a finalist in SBC’s Voice, a finalist in Geneva’s Got Talent, and Honorable Mention in Musichorale’s Scholarship Competition. In 2015 Aida achieved 5th place in Lithuania’s Baltic Voice competition. Last year the mayor of Juodkrante generously honored Aida a prize for her participation again. In 2014, Aida won 1st place in Rialto Idol Junior contest. Aida is excited to be attending Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-Free Conservatory for her 2nd year.
Eden Hebron is a versatile, fifteen-year-old singer from Parkland, Fl.  Eden began voice lessons at seven.  She performs locally and regionally in festivals and events including county fairs, nursing homes, charity events, and local concerts. On February 14, Eden was in room 1216 where three lives out of a total 17 were lost during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School shooting, including one of Eden’s best friends, Alyssa Alhadeff. This tragedy was a defining moment in Eden’s life and since this event, Eden has become a prolific and well-known activist who writes and speaks for gun control reform both in the US and abroad. During this time, music has emerged for Eden as an increasingly important and effective way for her to channel her energies positively. She has used her vocal talents to fundraise for ongoing behavioral health services in her community. Under the guidance of Michael Soper and Peter Yarrow, she is currently transforming her lived experience into music through song-writing.
Kevin Yiyang Li, a Grade 11 honor roll student of Canada’s St. George’s school, has been learning the piano since the age of four and subsequently voice at the age of thirteen. Kevin have performed and competed in many local festivals resulting in top prizes. Having undergone years of piano/theory under the tutelage of Alex Lim and speech and drama sessions with the Opus Academy complements Kevin’s training in Vocal studies.  In the last couple of years, Kevin was able to complete his DipLCM performance degree in piano and singing with the London College of Music as well as Associateship diplomas in Speech and Drama with both the London College of Music and the Trinity College of London. Kevin was also accepted further to pursue summer vocal studies at the famed 2017 Interlochen camp held in Michigan.

 

First Place Winners:
Name Age City/State/Country
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Classical Repertoire
Maya Ciurcel 10 Middleburg Hts, OH
Student of Olga Druzhinina
Roger Wang 10 Suwanee, GA
Student of Qian Li
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Estovan Reizo Cheah 8 Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Gisele XinXuan Chiam 9 Singapore
Student of John Khoo and Mok Kang Wai
Grace Bai 9 Bayside, NY
Student of Soohyun Oh
Kantrapee Piriyapul 9 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Yaowapa Hoisungwarn
Evelyn Phetthong 10 Chiang Mai, Thailand
Student of Tianchai Sooktiang
Naphat Luke Sathienthirakul 10 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Jay Veerayano
Folk/Traditional
Keane Yap 9 Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Mia Ye 9 Baltimore, MD
Student of Chunfeng Li
Nicole Ng 9 Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Classical Repertoire
Mariana Chacon 11 Grecia, Costa Rica
Student of Lidia Rodríguez and Jason Arroyo
Aida Skaraite 14 Lemont, IL
Student of Rachel Olson
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Siri Chaikul 11 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Lullalit Supatravanij
Frances, Aisika Burnett 12 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Jay Veerayano
Gianna Codispoti 12 Boynton Beach, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Jessica Russo 12 Coconut Creek, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Megan Xuan Tong Tan 12 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Leong
Voranan Bhirombhakdi 12 Wattana, Thailand
Student of Jay Veerayano
Avery Whitacre 13 Boca Raton, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Emily Taylor Kaufman 13 Tamarac, FL
Student of Ben Bagby and Michael Soper
Felipe Ma-Pinto 13 Boynton Beach, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Monica Canedo 13 Royal Palm Beach, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Emily James 14 Tonawanda, NY
Student of Zachary Carr
Emma Brown 14 Lake Worth, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Madison Love 14 Lake Worth, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Sofia Kissel 14 Aventura, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Daisy Dalit Sigal 14 Québec, Canada
Student of Olga Perah and Vladimir Horoshhansky
Folk/Traditional
Tulip Ghosh 11 Edison, NJ
Student of Lauren Barchi
Megan Xuan Tong Tan 12 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Leong
Amolika Vishal Thapliyal 14 Singapore
Student of Lee Pei Khoon
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Clarice Beeput 15 Trinidad and Tobago
Student of June Nathaniel and Michelle Varley
Katherine Chang 17 Irvine, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin
Sophie Zhang 17 Dunwoody, GA
Student of Qian Li
Classical Repertoire
Ariana Molkara 15 Riverside, CA
Student of Caitlin Olivarria and Angela Stewart
Bella Abbrescia 16 Wyoming, DE
Student of Zerrin Martin
Allison Vinis 17 Glen Allen, VA
Student of Anne O’Byrne
Olivia Carpenter 17 Arlington, MA
Student of Victoria Avetisyan
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Damiana Zesiv 15 Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Eden Hebron 15 Parkland, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Sasilada Srivikorn 15 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Rapeeporn Pratum-Anon and Jay Veerayano
Christina Maineri 16 Miami, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Jillian Flaherty 16 Lake Worth, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Renae Rovnyak 16 Wellington, FL
Student of Michael Soper
Olivia Carpenter 17 Arlington, MA
Student of Victoria Avetisyan
Folk/Traditional
Kevin Yiyang  Li 16 Vancouver, Canada
Student of Alex Lim
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
Opera Aria
William Hernandez 28 Firenze, Italy
Student of Angelo Michele Errico
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Deanna Delore 47 Arroyo Grande, CA
Student of Guy Babusek
Folk/Traditional
Chunyuan Guo 38 Rockledge, FL
Amateur Category:
Opera Aria
Kira Lim 19 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Minson Baek 47 San Diego, CA
Classical Repertoire
Kira Lim 19 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Katia Le Rolle 24 Montreal, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova
Folk/Traditional
Kira Lim 19 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Second Place Winners:
Young Singers Category, Age 5 to 10:
Opera Aria
Arianna Caballero 7 Newport Coast, CA
Student of Joann C. Zajac
Aurielle Caballero 8 Newport Coast, CA
Student of Joann C. Zajac
Ka Ing Yeo 9 Singapore
Student of Lee Pei Khoon
Classical Repertoire
Jayden Li 6 Broadway Hts, OH
Student of Olga Druzhinina
Alex Cosma 7 North Royalton, OH
Student of Olga Druzhinina
Naranijanath Naganidhi 7 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Lullalit Supatravanij
Gisele XinXuan Chiam 9 Singapore
Student of John Khoo and Mok Kang Wai
Brandon Wong 10 Brooklyn, NY
Student of Taehwan Ku
Janelle Wong 10 Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Kah Rui Donna Quek 10 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Kayla Low 7 Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern
Ronya Naramon Helena Wallin 7 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Rapeeporn Pratum-Anon
Asher Mendelsohn 8 Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Cadence Wei Mei Sng 8 Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern
Ella Loo Yunfei 8 Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern
Jerell Wong 8 Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Theone Liew 8 Singapore
Student of Grace Ng
Clara  Yah 8 Singapore
Student of Grace Ng
Carolyn Puah Neo 9 Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern
Evonne Fangao 9 San Diego, CA
Student of Wei Feng
Ferenc Alexander Zou 9 New York, NY
Student of Anthony Piccolo and Gregory Spears
Isla Hall 9 Singapore
Student of Grace Ng
Ka Ing Yeo 9 Singapore
Student of Lee Pei Khoon
Keane Yap 9 Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Leia Sihui Ho 9 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Matarin Assakul 9 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Ploen Sopitpongstorn
Nicole Ng 9 Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Paveethat GuttGutt Surattiantra 9 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Rapeeporn Pratum-Anon
Phoelia Ang 9 Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Charlotte Oh 10 Arroyo Grande, CA
Student of Deanna Delore
Christie Kim 10 Ridgewood, NJ
Student of Lara Nie
Janelle Wong 10 Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Jennifer Pan 10 San Diego, CA
Student of Wei Feng and Dr. Fiona Chatwin
Jia Hao Wong 10 Singapore
Student of Lee Pei Khoon
Jillian Orluk 10 Tonawanda, NY
Student of Kimberly Potfora
Kah Rui Donna Quek 10 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Patalie Viprakasit 10 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Rapeeporn Pratum-Anon
Pisha Kallayawinai 10 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Narattha Kreephanich
Prasiya Ramyothin 10 Chiang Mai, Thailand
Student of Tianchai Sooktiang and Viriyapadh Kitavadhana
Folk/Traditional
Darrus Chan 5 Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern
Asher Mendelsohn 8 Singapore
Student of Mok Kang Wai
Jia Hao Wong 10 Singapore
Student of Lee Pei Khoon
Kah Rui Donna Quek 10 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
Opera Aria
Fiona Zhou 11 Arcadia, CA
Student of Xinxin Martin
Victoria Curet 11 San Diego, CA
Student of Lingchi Yang
Yehong Jiang 11 Los Altos, CA
Student of Tianyu Yang
Alisa Zubkova 12 Montreal, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova
Sofia Lee 12 Buford, GA
Student of Qing Li
Airla Fan 14 Hong Kong
Student of Myra Chih
Classical Repertoire
Alicia Chu 11 Newark, DE
Student of Chunfeng Li
Fiona Zhou 11 Arcadia, CA
Student of Xinxin Martin
Sophia Priyanka Moey 11 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Lim
Danielle Marie Soriano 12 Singapore
Student of Shelly Chong Choy Har
Kiana Palmer 12 Vienna, VA
Student of Sonia Yon
Megan Xuan Tong Tan 12 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Leong
Michelle Skylar 13 London, Great Britain
Student of Marika Rauscher
Brianna Bogdan 14 Parma, OH
Student of Olga Druzhinina
Elise Marra 14 Commerce Township, MI
Student of Danielle Wright
Erin Tsai 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Wendy Huang
Nicole Isabella Boon 14 Singapore
Student of Natalia Kumkova
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Alexa Blaise 11 Mount – Royal, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova
Fiona Zhou 11 Arcadia, CA
Student of Xinxin Martin
Kirana Yuthong 11 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Kanokkan Glomchum
Roslyn Minjoot 11 Singapore
Student of Shelly Chong Choy Har
Sophia Priyanka Moey 11 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Lim
Andrea Perera 12 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Student of Elipas Sibua
Chloe Beh 12 Singapore
Student of Shelly Chong Choy Har
Danielle Marie Soriano 12 Singapore
Student of Shelly Chong Choy Har
Gwendolyn Orluk 12 Tonawanda, NY
Student of Kimberly Potfora
Haylie Erin Tan 12 Singapore
Student of John Khoo and Wei Ni
Kira Macfarlane 12 Montreal, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova
Kris Pakdeejit 12 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Rapeeporn Patum-Anon
Madeline Magasich 12 Harleysville, PA
Student of Hye Eun Choi
Anantara Gibson 13 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Jay Veerayano
Evelyn Cannon 13  Samut Prakan, Thailand
Student of Rapeeporn Pratum-Anon
Pye Pimviriyakul 13 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Rapeeporn Pratum-Anon
Samantha Permata Surya 13 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Tamaara Shanmugaratnam 13 Singapore
Student of Shelly Chong Choy Har
Amolika Vishal Thapliyal 14 Singapore
Student of Lee Pei Khoon
Carter Hancock 14 Telford, PA
Student of Hye Eun Choi
Elise Marra 14 Commerce Township, MI
Student of Danielle Wright
Natwaran Takananan 14 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Onwara Chaisomkun
Olivia Martinez 14 Corpus Christi, TX
Student of Cassi Torres-McNabb
Folk/Traditional
Sophia Priyanka Moey 11 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming and Stephanie Lim
Andrea Perera 12 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Student of Elipas Sibua
Rozlyn Pell 13 Rockledge, FL
Student of Joani Slawson and Joseph Franco
Voice Duo:
Hannah Snow 13 Orcutt, CA
Sarah Snow 13 Orcutt, CA
Students of Deanna Delore
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
Opera Aria
Shreya Kumar 16 Princeton, NJ
Student of Steve Schnurman
Liang Hui Tay 17 Singapore
Rachael Mathew 17 Lexington, MA
Student of Victoria Avestiyan
Shawnia Seah 17 Singapore
Student of Alexandra Novicova
Classical Repertoire
Carl Ho 15 Houston, TX
Student of Summer Haiyan Song
Enya Loo Yingshan 15 Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern
Jiahua Liu 15 Beijing, China
Student of Bing Li
Nicholas Oita 15 Btunswick, OH
Student of Olga Druzhinina
Ornpailin Wanichthanaolan 15 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Zion Daoratanahong
Ye-ju Sarah Lee 15 Seoul, South Korea
Student of Da-bin Im
Nara Lee 16 Brea, CA
Student of Eunwon Choi
Julian Carpenter 17 Arlington, MA
Student of Yeghishe Manucharyan
Kendrick Koh 17 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Nathalie Friederich 17 Smyrna, GA
Student of Adrian Janse Van Rensberg
Sandrina Sitohang 17 Singapore
Student of Alexandra Novicova
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Enya Loo Yingshan 15 Singapore
Student of Grace Ng Ee Wern
Meghna Das 15 Edison, NJ
Student of Aida Gamboa and Roseanna Vitro
Ornpailin Wanichthanaolan 15 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Zion Daoratanahong
Regan Gellerson 15 Tonawanda, NY
Student of Kimberly Potfora
Vanessa Blake 15 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Rapeeporn Pratum-Anon
Nina Osso 16 Harrington Park, NJ
Rachel Chan 16 Singapore
Student of Grace Ee Wern Ng
Shaudeh Farjami 16 Laguna Niguel, CA
Student of Zachary Hanna
Vanessa Lu 16 Arcadia, CA
Student of XinXin Martin
Zoe Healey 16 West Hartford, CT
Emily Shecter 17 Wellington, FL
Student of Jennifer Winters
Jake Grear 17 North Tonawanda, NY
Student of Stephen Piotrowski
Julian Carpenter 17 Arlington, MA
Student of Yeghishe Manucharyan
Kendrick Koh 17 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Shawnia Seah 17 Singapore
Student of Alexandra Novicova
Folk/Traditional
Artyom Martirosyan 17 Winchester, MA
Jacob Makar-Limanov 17 Belmont, MA
Student of Yeghishe Manucharyan
Kendrick Koh 17 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Liang Hui Tay 17 Singapore
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
Opera Aria
Sineenuch Phithayajumrus 27 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Saran Senavinin
Christina The 37 Singapore
Classical Repertoire
Zixin Jin 19 Champaign, IL
Andrew Egbuchiem 37 Brooklyn, NY
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Alessandra Sarmiento 18 Bentley Park, Australia
Student of Lauren Hannay
Amateur Category:
Classical Repertoire
Liam Bodurtha 17 Stamford, CT
Student of Valerie Sorel
Wen Wei Lee 18 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming
Maria Austina Widanti 20 Singapore
Student of Stella Zhou and Devi Suriani
Adesola Okoro 45 Phoenix, AZ
Student of Kayode Oni
Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Gionna Mariano 18 Tonawanda, NY
Student of Kimberly Potfora
Serena Cappuccio 18 Pointe-Claire, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova
Hazen Lim 44 Singapore
Student of Kuo Po

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

Winners Recital Information

1. 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. No acoustic system will be provided.
4. Participants must bring their own piano accompanist. American Protege does not provide piano accompanist, but can recommend one (contact the office).
5. Performance time limit for the School Students categories is under 5 minutes; for the Amateur category – under 6 minutes and for the College Students/Professionals category – under 7 minutes.
6. 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.
7. Each Winner will perform at one Recital. Recital date and time will be offered to the Winner based on the Competition results.
8. All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, etc.).
9. The total Recital and Photo Fee for Solo Participants is $360, which covers:

   – Recital Fee, includes admission for participant and piano accompanist (if needed), Recital booklets with all Recital performers’ biographies and photos (for the booklet sample please click here), Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, four guests’ tickets.

   – Photo Fee, includes set of digital photos taken by professional photographer during participant’s performance on the stage. Average set is 20-30 digital photos.

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

11. 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.
12. Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable.
13. Photography and video/audio recording is not permitted for audience at Carnegie Hall.
14. Detailed Winners Recital Guidelines will be emailed to the participants.


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