Collegiate Vocal Competition

BUILDING A TRADITION OF ADVANCED VOCAL EDUCATION

Opera Grand Rapids’ goal is to build one of the most competitive and vibrant vocal competitions in North America.

HOW TO ENTER
The Collegiate Vocal Competition is open ONLY to students who attend colleges and universities that are members of the Collegiate Consortium. Below are listed the current Collegiate Consortium Member Schools:

For more information on how to get your institution involved, please contact Opera Grand Rapids Development Director, Angela Freier, at afreier@operagr.org or 616-451-2741.

 


1st
First Place
$10,000

Consideration for a supporting or featured role in an upcoming OGR Grand Opera production.
2nd
Second Place
$5,000

Consideration for a supporting role in an upcoming OGR Grand Opera production and an opportunity to cover a major role during the Grand Opera season with access to all rehearsals.
3rd
Third Place
$2,500

Offer to understudy a role in an OGR production and an invitation to understudy a major or supporting role in an OGR Grand Opera production.

Friends of the Opera Award
$1,000

2019/20 COMPETITION TIMELINE



2020 Competition Guidelines

• Applications will be submitted online through ACCEPTD
• No Entry Fee for Students who attend a Collegiate Consortium Member School ($170 Value!)
• A $30 processing fee for use of ACCEPTD will be charged for all applicants
• Finalists chosen must come to Grand Rapids to compete in-person at the Final Concert
• All finalists will be awarded a $500 stipend
• Final adjudication will be a ticketed event


ADJUDICATION

ROUND ONE

Applicants must apply via online application by Feb 1.

Each application will require a recording video (10 minute maximum), vocal resume and letter of interest explaining vocal experience and career goals.

First round judges will be kept anonymous

First round judges will review applicants independently

First round judges are based all over the United States and must not be affiliated with any colleges/universities in the consortium

Judges will be given standard criteria in order to rank applicants.

The top ten finalists will be invited to Grand Rapids for the final stage of competition.

COMPETITION FINAL

March 28, 2020 in Grand Rapids Michigan (ticketed, public event)

The ten finalists will perform one aria each

A panel of three judges will determine first, second and third places

Judges for the final competition may not be adjudicators in the first round of review or be affiliated with any consortium member.

The Friends of the Opera Award will be determined by audience vote.