Collegiate Vocal Competition

The Opera Grand Rapids’ Collegiate Vocal Competition provides an opportunity for the finest student vocalists being trained full-time at West Michigan area colleges and universities to compete in a professional competition and to be recognized for excellence by a professional opera company.

 Pictured: 2016-2017 Collegiate Vocal Competition Concert


2017-2018 Season Collegiate Vocal Competition

The Opera Grand Rapids 2017-2018 Season Collegiate Vocal Competition will be held the weekend of April 14-15, 2018 at the Betty Van Andel Opera Center. Students will have the opportunity to compete in one of two divisions for a chance to sing on the Final Round Concert and receive cash prizes.

The Final Round Concert is open to the public. Seating is limited and provided on a first-come basis at the door.

Preliminary Round Auditions  |  Saturday, April 14, 2018  |  10am-4pm  |  Betty Van Andel Opera Center

Final Round Concert  |  Sunday, April 15, 2018  |  7pm  |  Betty Van Andel Opera Center

How To Apply

Applications for the 2017-2018 Season Vocal Competition are open. APPLY NOW.

Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2018.

Collegiate Committee

William Bokhout, Grand Rapids Community College, Chair
Jung Woo Kim, Hope College
Barbara McCargar, Aquinas College
Dr. Rhea Olivacce, Western Michigan University
Charsie Sawyer, Calvin College
Dale Schriemer, Grand Valley State University


The Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Consortium

Thank you to the following regional colleges and universities who have joined forces in support of our Collegiate Vocal Competition!