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.

2018-2019 Season Collegiate Vocal Competition

The Opera Grand Rapids 2018-2019 Season Collegiate Vocal Competition will be held the weekend of March 30-31, 2019 at the Betty Van Andel Opera Center. Students will have the opportunity to compete in one of two divisions for a chance to sing in the Final Round Concert and receive cash prizes.

The Final Round Concert will take place on Sunday, March 31st at 7:00 p.m.

How To Apply

Students are required to complete the following application to be considered for the competition. Deadline for applications is Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

2018-2019 Collegiate Vocal Competition Application >>

Collegiate Committee

William Bokhout, Grand Rapids Community College, Chair
Dr. Jung Woo Kim, Hope College
Barbara McCargar, Aquinas College
Dr. Rhea Olivacce, Western Michigan University
Dr. 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!