vocal competition virtually
Are you feeling like every creative opportunity was essentially ripped from you this year?
Well, the organization I direct, the American Traditions Vocal Competition have announced we will change course for 2021 and hold our 28th annual vocal competition virtually. We will still be offering our usual prize package of almost $40,000. There are no global or age restrictions, as long as you’re over 18 and program music by composers who hold U.S. Citizenship, you can apply from anywhere. There is no travel involved this year!
Following the audio-only application process, 28 singers will be selected as Quarterfinalists. Each contestant will receive $300 as either a check, to compensate them for their time and preparation, or equipment, if needed, to help them record. There is the possibility that a combination will happen of this early compensation, based on what the needs are of each individual performer.
Each contestant will have a 45 minute preparation session me and maybe our videographer to facilitate filming and recording practices. Similarly, contestants will have sessions with their assigned pianists to create custom arrangements and tracks of all of their programmed repertoire. There will continue to be three rounds of competition, that last online from February 9-19, 2021.
Applications are due by October 18, 2020. Apply today!