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.


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 


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

$300 Scholarship, Judges’ Favorite Award Trophy, Judges’ Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges recommendations.

American Protégé Vocal Competition 2017 Results

Judges Distinction Awards (Plaque Trophies) Winners:

Sophia Willingham is a 7th grader from Wellington, Florida. She began vocal lessons with Michael Soper February 2015 and immediately had an affinity for the musical theater genre. She was named finalist in the Starz of the Future Talent Competition, December 2017 and was a finalist in the Wellington Idol Vocal Competition winter 2016 and 2017. She is a gifted dancer and pianist who loves to bring the story of a song to life through her performance.  


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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