2017 GUIDE TO TOP COMPETITIONS

Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Jensen Foundation auditions 110 of America's most promising young opera singers and chooses 12-15 of them to perform in the finals competition. Singers compete for more than $40,000 in awards, including $15,000 first place.
MAIN OFFICE
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
UNITED STATES
WEBSITE
http://www.jensenfoundation.org
ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible to compete, you:
- must NOT be a previous first-, second-, or third-place award winner of the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition;
- must be a permanent legal resident of the United States;
- must be between the ages of 25 and 35;
- must submit a resume that demonstrates your active pursuit of a career in opera;
- must not be a past or current recipient of a contract for a principal role with an OPERA America Budget Level I company or its international equivalent;
- must submit a completed application online by Sunday, March 19, 2017.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline March 19, 2017
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Auditions for the 2017 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition will take place May 15-18, 2017 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, USA.
FINALS (live rounds)
The Finals of the 2017 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition will take place May 20, 2017 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, USA.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2016 Adam Lau (bass)
2015 John Brancy (baritone)
2010 Andrew Garland (baritone)
2009 Anthony Roth Costanzo (countertenor)
2006 Angela Meade (soprano)
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