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High School Young Voices Competition

Young Voices Competition 2022

February 19, 2022

 

Competition Details

The finalists presentation will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel Auditorium, Buiding A at Concordia University Texas. Singers will present their material in front of a live audience and our competition judge will select our winners at the conclusion. Please see details below on registration, deadlines, repertoire requirements, and the finalists presentation. 

[Note: Concordia University Texas follows current best-practice guidelines from our professional organizations, as well as local laws and ordinances, for COVID-19 safety; participants will be instructed in the protocols required, and procedures may change with public health guidance.]

Registration

Registration for the competition will be submitted using the online form. Applicants must pay a nonrefundable $35 entry fee during online registration in order to submit the application. Before beginning the application, please be prepared to provide and upload the following:

  • Name, mailing address, and contact information for you and a guardian
  • Repertoire list : Please include composer and if it is from a larger work
  • Two video recordings sent as a link from a public video sharing website (ex - Youtube listed or unlisted video)
  • Registration fee: $35

Repertoire Requirements and Deadlines

First round video recordings are due by Tuesday, February 8, 2022. We would like to hear two contrasting pieces in more than one language if possible. (One can be English). Choose material that shows a broad diversity of your abilities that may include range, expression, technique, musicality, etc. Vocal selections may be chosen from art song, opera, operetta, or oratorio. You will compete in the finals round with the same repertoire that you presented in the preliminary round.

Each video clip that is submitted in the preliminary round must be unedited and without recording enhancements. Each selection should be recorded in one "take."

For your preliminary recordings on your application you may use backing tracks. Please be sure that these tracks do NOT have vocals, and please listen back to your recordings to be sure that neither your voice is distorted, nor your voice is completely out of balance with the track. Please be aware that poor recording quality or major balance problems will factor into our results.

Finalists

The finalists presentation will be held on February 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel Auditorium at Concordia University Texas. Selected finalists will be notified and asked to sing one of your selections from your submitted recordings. Details on rehearsal dates and times will be coordinated closer to the finals round. 

On the date of the Finals Concert, all performances by our Finalists will be presented and judged. Our winners will be announced that evening and awarded cash prizes.

Awards

Cash prizes will be awarded to three singers by vote of the judges panel after the preliminary round and the Finalists' Presentation.

  • $500 First Place
  • $250 Second Place
  • $100 Third Place

Eligibility and Guidelines

  • Students currently in grades 9-12 (or their homeschool equivalents) are encouraged to register.
  • Singers must be available to rehearse at Concordia prior to the finalists presentation and be fully available on Saturday,  February 19, 2022. 
  • All finalists will use the provided accompanist (covered by the registration fee).

Questions

Register for the High School Young Voices Competition today!