There will be two categories of participation, an undergraduate division (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only) and a graduate division (MM, GPD, AD, or DMA). It is expected that singers will consult with their applied teacher prior to submitting their online application.
Conservatory voice majors who meet the year of study requirement and are enrolled in a degree or certificate program may apply.
Students must be enrolled in applied lessons to be eligible. Former first prize winners are ineligible to compete.
The maximum number of applications to be accepted is 45.
The applicable language requirements for juries among the various class levels will apply to this competition. For undergraduates 4 songs should be submitted, one song must be in English and two additional languages must be represented. For graduate students 6 songs should be submitted, one song must be in English and three additional languages must be represented. In addition, one of the graduate student’s selections must be written after 1950.
Only non-orchestral/non-operatic/non-chamber song repertoire will be permitted.
In addition to the prizes in each division, two awards (one in each division) will be given to a student who presents an outstanding performance featuring an art song by an African American composer. For students who wish include a selection by an African American composer on their repertoire list and be considered for this additional prize a list of repertoire resources can be found here. This is optional, and not a requirement.
All songs are required to be memorized.
Undergraduate Division: 1st-$500, 2nd-$300, 3rd-$150
Graduate Division: 1st-$1,000, 2nd-$750, 3rd-$500
Outstanding Performance of a Work by an African American Composer: $100
(one award per division.)
All prize winners will be featured on the April 8th Friday Noon:30 Concert Series to be held in the Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall.
*Prizes that are awarded are considered taxable income by JHU.