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Saint Peter's Lutheran seeks bass/baritone section leader

Saint Peter's Lutheran Church (Lexington and 54th Street) is seeking a bass (or baritone) section leader for Sunday services and special services. It is an ambitious and inspiring musical program including many extra solo opportunities with professional ensembles. Pay is $40/hour or $160 weekly for a Thursday rehearsal and Sunday service. Please e-mail for audition info. Position is open immediately.
Posted 10/19/2016. Expires 11/19/2016.

Christ Church seeks a children's and youth choir intern

Christ Church, located on Park Avenue and 60th Street, seeks a children's and youth choir conducting intern for the 2016-2017 season to assist with rehearsals, leading warmups and other activities that support the work of the choirs. There are opportunities to work with three choirs: Cherub Choir (grade K-1), Archangel Choir (grade 2-6) and Youth Choir (grade 5-8). The Archangel and Youth choirs are preparing to present a music drama in worship on November 6, and the position is available immediately to assist with rehearsals on Sundays from noon to 12:45 PM and occasional Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:15 PM. Attendance on Wednesdays is flexible.

The ideal candidate will be able to warmup the choir on one Sunday per month at 10:00 AM. Experience in working with or singing in a children's or youth choir is preferred. A modest stipend is provided. Additional opportunities to work with the volunteer adult Parish Choir may also be available to the intern on Thursday evenings. If interested and to schedule an interview, please contact Heather Fetrow at
Posted 10/18/2016. Expires 11/18/2016.

Jubilee Chorus seeks music director

Jubilee Chorus (a branch of Jubilee World) is looking for a Music Director for its 2016-2017 season. This is a part-time position. The Jubilee Chorus is a choral music ministry committed to glorifying and serving God and His people through music. Jubilee unites singers of all ages and backgrounds to deliver a message of hope and healing, bringing the light of Christ to all communities.

A successful candidate will possess the necessary interpersonal and musical skills to lead this program. Must be available Tuesday nights 7-9 PM for rehearsal and mid-December (tentatively December 17, 2016) for the Christmas concert. The candidate will be given a stipend of $50 per week and an additional stipend of $100 for each concert. This position reports directly to the manager of Jubilee Chorus.


  • Plan and coordinate programs for Christmas concert, community outreach, and other productions.
  • Schedule, attend and lead weekly rehearsals for the choir every Tuesday 7-9 PM.
  • Work within the budget established by managerial staff and attend monthly meetings with them.
  • Be responsible for special music presentations at gatherings of Jubilee World ministries.
  • Demonstrated skills in choral directing and working in diverse genres of music .
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, direct, and administer programs.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with singers across all levels and diversities.
  • Dependable, responsible, self-motivated, creative, energetic and flexible.
  • Required education: Bachelor’s degree in programs related to music.
Position available immediately. To apply please send your CV by e-mail to
Posted 10/15/2016. Expires 12/15/2016.

Music on the Hill welcomes singers for Christmas concert

Music on the Hill welcomes singers for its popular "Sounds of the Season" Christmas concert of the Festival Chorus and Jubilate Ringers handbell choir. Artistic director Ellen Dickinson will conduct.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7 to 9 PM, starting November 8. (Vote first!) Concert: Friday, December 16 at 7:30 PM. Both at the WEPCO church complex in Wilton, CT, 48 New Canaan Road (Route 106). Easy access off the Merritt Parkway.

Music on the Hill ensembles are project-based: join for one rehearsal/concert cycle or for many. No auditions for Festival Chorus, but advance registration required to ellen@musiconthehillCT or by phone to 203-529-3133. Learn about Music on the Hill by visiting, or view the photo timeline at
Posted 10/10/2016. Expires 11/15/2016.

St. David's in Kinnelon, NJ seeks music director

St. David’s Episcopal Church in Kinnelon, New Jersey is a stable and active congregation on mission out in our neighborhoods. We are seeking to fill our immediate need for a Music Director. Our vision for the future includes expanding our music ministry to include an after-school children’s music program. You don’t have to walk on water, but we are looking for:

  • An energetic, creative and imaginative musician and Christian disciple.
  • A skilled organist and choir director who can relate to all age groups and who is "cool" with children; a music degree is strongly recommended but not required.
  • A musician who is comfortable with performing all sacred music genres as well as being conversant in the language of the popular music scene (for the sake of our children); guitar playing is recommended but not required.
  • A team player who is able to assist us in expanding our program to include children.
10 hours per week includes:
  • Thursday night rehearsals with our Adult Choir (SATB).
  • A second weekly rehearsal with our contemporary singing ensemble.
  • Providing organ and choir music for one Sunday morning service each week as wel as Christmas Eve and two Holy Week services.
  • Availability for weddings and funerals is recommended.
  • Preparation and administration of all of the above.
    • Salary commensurate with experience. Increased salary for additional 5 hours includes the eventual development of a children’s program. Resume submission to
      Posted 10/6/2016. Expires 12/6/2016.

Complete Vocal Artistry workshop October 31-November 5

Complete Vocal Artistry is an intensive program focusing on vocal technique and dramatic and musical interpretation. Classical singers at all levels of development ages 18 and above are welcome. By upholding the centuries-old bel canto vocal tradition, we give our participants a passport to the present realities of the operatic world, and to a solid future of healthy, expressive singing.

Our master instructors possess the expertise and the human touch to bring out the personal best in our participants; we aim to give them tools, empower them, help them, and support them in their quest to discover their optimal vocal selves, and to conquer the difficult summits of technique, style and vocal wisdom. A maximum of 10 participants will be admitted to ensure the highest level of individual attention.

  • Technique and the Craft of Performing with Verónica Villarroel
  • Technique and Style with Francisco Casanova
  • 30 total hours of instruction
  • Daily one-on-one sessions with faculty members in a group setting
  • Anatomy of the Voice
  • Public concert performance
  • Participants will be considered for guest soloist engagements with the Queens Symphony Orchestra in the 2017-2018 season
  • Participants will be considered for operatic roles in future projects
The cost is $810.00. The workshop runs from October 31 to November 5, 2016 at The Belle Arti Center for the Arts, 108-10 72nd Avenue, Forest Hills, NY. For more information, visit
Posted 10/4/2016. Expires 12/4/2016.

Encounter with Marco Frisina, December 4 at the National Opera Center of America

Music for Faith, Inc. is proud to introduce Marco Frisina and his music for the first time to music schools, operatic and choral organizations in the metropolitan area. Listen to selections from his monumental operatic work, La Divina Commedia. Hear samples from his latest oratorio, La Passione di Cristo, and other vocal repertoire. Learn about his plans to share his music and compose works for and collaborate with musicians in the United States.

The event is FREE but you must register to attend at under Events. Reserve your place early; seating is limited. Visit and for more information about Marco Frisina.
Posted 10/3/2016. Expires 12/4/2016.

Cantus auditions in New York for tenors, baritones and basses

New this year, Cantus will be holding live auditions for the 2017-2018 season in New York City and Minneapolis! Please see below for information regarding submission deadlines and application instructions.

Cantus is currently accepting audition materials from tenors, baritones, and basses interested in joining the ensemble. As a member of the eight-voice, artist-led vocal chamber ensemble, you are provided with an annual 52-week contract, full-time salary of $47,476 with benefits, quarterly voice lesson reimbursement and six weeks of vacation. Based in arts-friendly Minneapolis, MN, Cantus tours an average of 13 weeks a year in addition to a home concert series, an active schedule of education outreach and an annual recording project.

New York City live auditions will be on Monday, November 7, 2016. Applications must be mailed or submitted electronically by October 21, 2016. Finalists will be notified by November 1, 2016. Minneapolis live auditions will be on Friday, February 24, 2017. Applications must be mailed or submitted electronically by January 3, 2017. Finalists will be notified by January 23, 2017.

For further details, visit E-mail questions to
Posted 10/3/2016. Expires 12/3/2016.

Auditions for Pirates of Penzance

The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island is holding open principal auditions for their upcoming production of Pirates of Penzance (Schirmer edition) on Tuesday, November 1 beginning at 7:30 PM at the Chatterton Elementary School in Merrick. Callbacks if necessary will take place on Thursday, November 3, same time, same location. Please bring sheet music and be prepared to sing at least 16 bars of appropriate music that highlights your abilities. Also be prepared to read a selection of dialogue that will be provided to you at that time. Principals will be expected to have familiarized themselves with their part for our full staging rehearsals, which will commence in January and will generally run Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Chatterton School. Please also note: music rehearsals will commence in October, and all are welcome to join the chorus. Performances will begin in April and run through mid-July. Visit for additional information.
Posted 10/3/2016. Expires 11/3/2016.

Rye church seeks soprano and bass staff singers

Christ’s Church (Episcopal) in Rye, NY is seeking two talented musicians (a soprano and a bass) to join our parish choir as staff singers. The commitment includes Sunday mornings (9-11 AM) and Thursday evenings (7:15-8:45 PM), September through June, supporting our choir of seventeen boy and girl choristers and18 adult singers, six of whom are paid (SATTBB). There are regular extra events/trips throughout the year and the choir will be traveling to the UK for twelve days in 2018. Pay is by call, currently $85, and the church is a short walk from the Metro-North station. For further information, or to have an informal discussion about the position, please contact Ruaraidh Sutherland at (914) 967-1749 x229 or at
Posted 10/3/2016. Expires 12/3/2016.

Montclair church seeks alto section leader

Church of the Immaculate Conception Chancel Choir, Montclair, NJ, has an immediate opening for alto section leader. The 30-voice choir is augmented by the leadership of 3-4 professional singers and performs a wide variety of repertoire for the weekly 11 AM Mass. Competitive stipends available. Please contact Preston Dibble, Director of Music, at for more information and to share choral experience.
Posted 9/27/2016. Expires 11/27/2016.

Jersey Harmony Chorus seeks vendors for Holiday Craft Bazaar and Flea Market

Are you crafty? Do you enjoy creating holiday items? Or maybe you have some gently used items you would like to sell. The Jersey Harmony Chorus Holiday Craft Bazaar and Flea Market will be held November 26, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Griggstown Reform Church Recreation Hall, 1065 Canal Road, (Griggstown) Princeton, NJ. The chorus is now accepting registrations for commercial and non-commercial vendors, crafters and artists, etc. A booth space is $15 and includes a 6-foot rectangular table and two chairs. Registrations accepted until space is filled and space is limited.

The event will include everything from local crafters, jewelry, locally made foods, new and gently used items and more. Gift baskets will be available for sale. Food will be available to purchase all day, including lunch items, bagels, coffee, tea and cold drinks. The award-winning Jersey Harmony Chorus will perform a few songs during the event. For more information or to reserve a space, contact Carole for an application form by e-mail at

Jersey Harmony Chorus is a group of fun-loving, hard-working, dedicated women who love to sing. Under the leadership of certified director, Kat Britt, we work toward consistently improving our sound while we enjoy the fun and comradery of a closely-knit group that loves to learn and laugh. Our membership includes women of all ages and represents a wide range of occupations and backgrounds. Visit
Posted 9/25/2016. Expires 11/26/2016.

Village Singers of Westchester seek a new director

The Village Singers of Westchester seek a new choral director. Requirements:

  • Weekly rehearsals from September thru June on Tuesday evenings 8-10 PM at Crawford Park Mansion, Rye Brook, NY.
  • Two concerts per year in December and June.
  • Classical and popular music included in each concert.
  • Open to inclusion of seasonal music, when appropriate.
  • Must continue barbershop quartet.
  • Must use soloists from the chorus, not outside professionals.
  • Maintain environment of serious singing, but fun.
The Village Singers, an SATB chorus, is a group of 20-30 people who have been singing together for 25+ years. We accept singers of varying skill levels from amateur to professional. There are no formal auditions. Our accompanist for the past several years is Barbara Orwick, who would like to remain in that role. She is also the lone woman in our barbershop quartet. Interested candidates should forward their resumes to the Search Committee c/o Linda Buttacavoli at
Posted 9/25/2016. Expires 11/25/2016.

Announcing the first King’s Singers Summer School in the U.S.

Double Grammy® Award-winning vocal sextet The King’s Singers have announced their first Summer School in the United States, scheduled for June 13-19, 2017. Are you an individual looking to experience and learn the art of singing in a group? Are you an established vocal group or choir striving for excellence? Are you seeking the opportunity to enhance and refine your ensemble singing skills, whilst sharing experiences and making new friends? This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles.

The KS will work one-on-one with singers through personalised group sessions, identifying specific targets and aims, honing vocal and performing skills and helping participants enjoy a lifetime of ensemble singing at the highest level. Hone existing musical skills and gain a deeper level of artistry to become the best ensemble singer possible.

This inaugural School in the U.S. will be hosted on campus at DePauw University, Indiana. The thriving music department is deeply committed to reshaping modern music education, which is reflected in the facilities it offers. One of the first Schools of Music in the United States, in June 2015 the campus was host to the first-ever Global Musician Workshop, led by the phenomenal cellist Yo Yo Ma and members of his renowned Silk Road Ensemble.

The group will be joined by Bob Chilcott, former King’s Singer tenor and world-renowned composer, credited for the a cappella-world’s most-loved vocal arrangements, including And so it Goes, Penny Lane, Greensleeves, The Gift to be Simple and Good Vibrations. Bob will be leading workshop sessions on choral direction and the interpretation of his music, as well as sharing his experiences as a King’s Singer and how the group’s approach has helped to shape his musical life.

Housed in the School of Music on DePauw's beautiful campus, you will have full access to all of its cutting-edge facilities and performance spaces. Fees include all tuition and sheet music, meals and housing, a camp welcome pack and the best-seats-in-the-house for the KS public concert.

Ahead of the first U.S. School, Mark McCoy, Dean, DePauw University School of Music says, "We are thrilled to partner with one of the world's best and most-loved musical groups for this unforgettable, life-changing experience. If you love singing, this is the place to be!"

Register your application and audition online today at
Posted 9/18/2016. Expires 3/18/2017.

Polish chamber choir in New Jersey seeks singers

Polish chamber choir ARIA is seeking singers for its 2016-17 season, which includes performances in St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Pulaski Day Parade, West Point and numerous venues across the tristate area culminating in an exciting multiday convention and competition in Philedelphia in May 2017. ARIA boasts a rich a cappella choral repertoire of Polish folk, sacred, and patriotic music from the 13th to the 21st century. Knowledge of Polish preferred, but not required! All experience levels welcome!

We rehearse Thursday evenings in Wallington, NJ, accessible by NJ Transit buses (160/163) and Main Line rail. To schedule an audition, observe a rehearsal, chat about quirky harmonies in medieval Polish motets, please write to or call (917) 435-2392.
Posted 9/18/2016. Expires 11/18/2016.

Bronxville Church seeks tenor section leader

West Center Congregational Church at 101 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville, NY 10708 is looking for a tenor section leader/soloist to join its professional quartet in its Chancel Choir. Rehearsals are on Sundays at 10 AM followed by the service which ends around just after noon or a little later, and the season lasts from the end of September through the end of May with an extra service on Christmas Eve. Soloists alternate singing on Sundays in August. Good sight reading is recommended; repertoire runs from modern to traditional. West Center is about one half mile from the Bronxville MetroNorth station (a short 10 minute walk) or easily reachable by car. If interested please call Music Director/Organist Arnold Ostlund, Jr. at (914) 779-7221 and send an e-mail to

The church is also looking for volunteer singers in all voice parts to sing in a friendly setting with no auditions. Good sight reading is a plus as well as the ability to blend with the other singers. If interested, please contact Arnold Ostlund, Jr.
Posted 9/18/2016. Expires 11/18/2016.

Cantate Chamber Singers Young Composers Competition

Cantate Chamber Singers announces its Eleventh Biennial Young Composers Competition, with a $1000 award. The competition is open to residents of the US and Canada, 35 years old or younger as of June 30, 2017. The submission deadline is June 30, 2017. This year's entries must be scored for SATB choir (4 to 8-parts); a cappella or with piano accompaniment; a setting of the Bert Ifill poem, "The Rest is Silence"; no more than eight minutes long; never previously performed. The Application Form, which must accompany submissions, and Guidelines are available at Questions? Please contact
Posted 9/15/2016. Expires 3/15/2017.

Vocal Soulstice seeks singers

Vocal Soulstice is looking for a few more soulful singers to join our musical family. We are particularly interested in basses, vocal percussionists and someone to take on the Musical Director role.

Please fill out this form to let us know of your interest in auditioning and then submit an audio or video recording of you singing a verse and a chorus of a song of your choice without any accompaniment. We will contact you with next steps. Contact us at with any questions and check out our facebook page at
Posted 9/12/2016. Expires 11/12/2016.

Turtle Bay Music School seeks choral director

The Turtle Bay Music School seeks a choral director for public school and community programming. It's a part-time position; salary is $50 per hour with no benefits or paid holidays. Hours are TBD. Weekly rehearsals during school day, after-school and evening hours, September through June. The choral director reports to TBMS Community and In-School Programming Teams.

Founded in 1925, Turtle Bay Music School strives to spread the transformative power of music by providing the highest quality music education and experiences to all in the community who seek them. At TBMS, we believe music is an integral part of daily life and we offer classes for all ages and skill levels. Our community is inclusive, fun, and focused on meeting each student’s needs.

TBMS is currently seeking a Choral Director to direct public school choruses (elementary through high school aged students) and Senior Center Choruses through TBMS Creative Aging Programs. Additional choral opportunities may become available during the year. Responsibilities include:

  • Directing and leading weekly rehearsals during the school day or in after-school hours for public school choruses ranging from elementary school aged students through high school aged students
  • Directing and leading weekly rehearsals during daytime hours for Senior Center choruses through TBMS Creative Aging Programs (Adults ages 55 and older)
  • Selecting repertoire and directing each of the choruses in 2-4 performances during the year
  • Frequent communication with the TBMS Community and In-School Programming Teams
  • Working with TBMS staff to assess each program throughout the year, including providing feedback for program sustainability and growth
  • Accurate and regularly submitted attendance records with comments when applicable to track class success
  • Experience working with choruses is REQUIRED
  • BM required, MM preferred in voice, music education, or similar concentration
  • Experience working with senior populations is a plus, but is not required
  • Piano accompanying skills are preferred
  • Experience with a wide range of choral repertoire
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to provide quality instruction for all students and create a learning environment that is healthy, supportive and fun
  • Ability to collaborate and cooperate with TBMS’s community partners
Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Please include in the subject line of the e-mail "TBMS Choral Director." Only those being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please. Turtle Bay Music School is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted 9/9/2016. Expires 11/9/2016.

Park Avenue Methodist Church Children's Music Program

The Children's Music Program at the Park Avenue Methodist Church resumes its activities on Sunday, September 11 and we invite you to check out our program! We currently have three choirs comprised of children ages 3-16. Our Cherub Choir is for children ages 3-5. No prior experience is necessary or expected. For children over 5, we have a Lower Choir (ages 6-10) and an Upper Choir (ages 10+). Children with advanced musical training may enter the Upper Choir before age 10 in some instances (an audition with the Director may be necessary). We also have a Handbell Choir which is open to all children ages 6 and above. The Children's Choirs rehearse on Sunday afternoons and the Handbell Choir rehearses on Friday evenings. Children gain valuable skills by performing once each month at our 11 AM service, as well as at our Animal Blessing Service (October 15 at 12:30 PM), Family Christmas Eve Service (December 24 at 4 PM), our Holiday Concert (December 1 at 7 PM) and Spirituals Concert (Spring, 2017, date and time TBA).

Beginning this season, the Children's Choirs at PAUMC will be using the Royal School of Church Music's (RSCM) "Voice for Life" training program for educating young choristers. This means that in addition to having a wonderful time making music, your child will also gain an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of music (notation, rhythm, history, score reading, etc.).

We welcome ALL children into our program regardless of experience level, prior training, and/or faith affiliation. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Director of Children's Music, Lauren Alfano-Ishida, at any time at You are also encouraged to attend our Open House and Information Session taking place on Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 PM in the Russell Room (Basement Level of PAUMC). If you wish to attend, please e-mail so that we may add your name to the list! Children are welcome to attend with their parents and light refreshments will be served.

Park Avenue United Methodist Church is located at 106 East 86th Street (at Park Avenue), NYC 10028. It is easily accessible by the 4/5/6 subway lines and the M86 bus (Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue stops).
Posted 9/6/2016. Expires 11/6/2016.

Hemiola Music offers courses for vocalists

Hemiola Music NY LLC courses for vocalists looking to sharpen their music skills as well as opera enthusiasts. Below are a few of the courses offered.

The Vocal Ensemble Workshop at Hemiola Music will cover a wide range of repertoire from Renaissance to Contemporary. The range of musical styles to enjoy is tremendous, and most singers only experience a fraction of what is available. Participants will engage in an exploration of a diverse body of choral literature ranging from Tallis to Messiaen, from Ellington to Manhattan Transfer. Participants will develop invaluable skills which will help them in everything they do as singers. The small class size ensures that each singer's contribution is heard. This class is for amateur and professional singers with reasonably good music reading skills.

Aria Lab is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience performing your arias for a supportive group, with accompaniment and coaching from pianist, composer and vocal coach Ishmael Wallace. The class is limited to 6; every participant will sing every week.

Opera for Listeners: The marriage of drama and music can absorb us for a lifetime. In this introduction to opera, guided by an opera coach who is also the composer of several operas, we will explore operas from Monteverdi, to Mozart, to Puccini, to Alban Berg, learning about the context of these great works and discovering the points of connection that allow us to enter their worlds.

Wagner's Ring Cycle for Listeners: The Ring of the Nibelung, Richard Wagner's cycle of four full-length operas based on Norse mythology, is utterly distinctive--a world unlike any other. Yet it so summed up its time, and had such a shattering impact on it, that when we get to know Wagner's Ring, it illuminates what we are and where we are from--the very question Wagner's characters are always trying to answer.

All courses listed above will be taught by expert pianist, composer, vocal coach Ishmael Wallace. For more information please visit or e-mail
Posted 9/6/2016. Expires 11/6/2016.

Canticum Novum Youth Choir seeks new members

Harold and Edie Rosenbaum are seeking new members for their Canticum Novum Youth Choir. Composed of girls from age 8 to 18, the youth choir has in recent years performed in Carnegie Hall, Radio City, The United Nations, and Symphony Space. This season the choir will perform with Dr. Rosenbaum’s adult choirs, The New York Virtuoso Singers (, and The Canticum Novum Singers ( in New York City and in Katonah. The girls will learn a varied and fun repertoire of classical music while experiencing musical growth under the guidance of Edie, a professional singer, and then with Harold when concerts approach.

Rehearsals take place every Thursday from 4:45 to 6 PM in the home of the Rosenbaums in South Salem. If you would like your child to have a wonderful learning and performing experience, please call Edie at 914 582-3912, or e-mail her at
Posted 8/24/2016. Expires 10/24/2016.

Manhattan Choral Ensemble seeks new compositions

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble seeks submissions from composers living within 50 miles of New York City to submit a short (2.5-3 minutes) a cappella work for SATB chorus that evokes life in New York City. The work should be a new composition that has not yet been premiered. Works should require approximately three hours of rehearsal to prepare for performance, and should not contain individual solos. Visit for examples of the level of difficulty of previous compositions.

We encourage using texts written by living writers. It is the responsibility of the composer to secure permission to use any texts not in the public domain. Previous winners are ineligible.

Three winners will be chosen by a committee comprising MCE Director Thomas Cunningham and Artistic Advisors George Andoniadis and Rich Campbell. Each winner will receive a $500 award and a performance by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble at its March 4, 2017, concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Prior to the performance, the composers will be asked to attend a rehearsal to discuss their piece with the choir. Additionally, one work will be voted on by the audience for an additional award on the night of the performance. The composer of the chosen work will receive an additional $500. Submissions must be received by November 1, 2016. Electronic submissions are acceptable. There is no fee to apply. Submissions should be e-mailed to or (if not possible to send electronically) mailed to Manhattan Choral Ensemble, PO Box 3852, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163-3852.
Posted 8/23/2016. Expires 10/23/2016.

American Traditions Competiion seeks singers

The 24th annual American Traditions Competiion, held in historic Savannah, Georgia, will celebrate American vocal music. Within that one classification are infinite possibilities and we invite singers of all styles to participate. Nine songs are chosen by each contestant. Each song must represent a different genre. Those include Blues, Jazz, Opera, Art Song, Folk, Gospel, Country & Western, Spirituals, Scared Song, Musical Theater, Hollywood, Songs of Johnny Mercer, Cover Song and Rock/Pop 70s-00s. The competition takes place in February 2017.

All 28 contestants chosen will be awarded a cash prize. Prizes increase from $300 to $12,000 as a contestant progresses through rounds of the competition. Applicants must be at least 21 years old by February 20, 2017. To submit an application and to see the official rules, please visit Application deadline is October 20, 2016.
Posted 7/15/2016. Expires 10/20/2016.