West Valley Youth Vocal Competition
Supporting Young Vocal Talent
WVC to Sponser Third Annual Young Singer Competition
High school junior and senior singers who reside in the Phoenix metro area are eligible to compete in the third annual West Valley Chorale Young Singer Competition. This competition demonstrates the Chorale’s commitment to encouraging talented young singers; it is supported by audience donations in a wonderful example of inter-generational outreach. This year the Chorale will award $2000 in prizes to 4 winners.
Applicants must record a video that showcases their talent, to be submitted by October 25, 2019 to the following email address: StudentCompetition@WestValleyChoraleAZ.org. Please note that music selections must be from the classical, art song or Broadway repertoires. Students must submit a publicity head shot in JPG format with their video.
After the videos are juried, semifinalists will sing in the finals on Saturday November 9, 2019. First place winners of the finals will sing a solo with the Chorale at either the December or April concerts (Dec 10 & 12; March 31 & April 2). More details are available on the Chorale website WestValleyChoraleAZ.org/ West Valley Youth Vocal Competition.
2018-2019 Winners Announced
On November 3rd, several great young singers participated in our second West Valley Youth Vocal Competition. Here are the results:
First Place Winners – $800 Scholarship Per Winner
Second Place Winners – $400 Scholarship Per Winner
Josh performed at our December Concerts and Makenzie performed at our April Concerts. Both did an outstanding job. We are so pleased to offer this opportunity to young singers.
2017-2018 Scholarship Winners
Through generous donations from our patrons and supporters during our 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, the Chorale implemented a vocal award program to recognize and support young vocalists during our 2017-18 season. Auditions were held in November 2017 for students in the Dysart School District. Awardees were:
|Elizabeth Juillet (Willow Canyon)||$400|
|Megan Lundberg (Valley Vista)||$400|
|Abby Pruzinski (Valley Vista)||$300|
|Allison Belson (Valley Vista)||$300|
|Todd Horne (Valley Vista)||$300|
|Eliza Hill (Shadow Ridge)||$300|
The two top award winners performed at our December and April Concerts: December – Elizabeth Juillet and April – Meagan Lundburg.
During our 35th season we will continue our vocal competition outreach, looking to reach a larger competitive pool. Information on eligibility for the 2018-2019 Vocal Competition is provided above.
We encourage our patrons and donors to support this important outreach and recognition effort. Donation jars will be available at all concerts to accept donations for the vocal award program.