West Valley Chorale


West Valley Chorale’s Fourth Annual Youth Vocal Competition


The West Valley Chorale, under the direction of Ken Goodenberger, held its Fourth Annual Youth Vocal Competition in October 2022.

We are pleased to announce our winners: Isabella San Pablo (First Place) and Leilani Miranda (Second Place).  Isabella will perform at our December concerts and Leilani will perform at our March concerts.  We congratulate these young women and are pleased to support their musical training. 

In 2023-2024, the West Valley Chorale will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary Season and we look forward to holding our Fifth Annual Youth Vocal Competition in the fall of 2023.  Details will be posted here in the summer of 2023.  Again, High School Juniors and Seniors who reside in and attend high school in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area during the 2023-2024 school year will be eligible to apply.  Scholarships totaling up to $2,000 will be awarded. 

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.


FUNDING:  These competitions are funded solely through the generous donations of our audience.  Donation jars and envelopes are available at all concerts for this purpose. Checks may be made out to The West Valley Chorale, P.O. Box 9415, Surprise AZ 85374. The West Valley Chorale is an Arizona 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts organization.  Donations are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law.

2022-2023 Winners Announced

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First Place Winner – $600 Scholarship 

Isabella San Pablo

Second Place Winner – $400 Scholarship 
Leilani Miranda

2019-2020 Winners Announced

The third annual Vocal Competition was held.  Unfortunately, owing to Covid the Spring concert at which they were to sing had to be canceled.  We congratulate the winners and hope their vocal training is progressing well.

First Place Winners – $700 Scholarship Per Winner
Emma Anderson
Ashley Bragg

Second Place Winners – $300 Scholarship Per Winner
Kaylea Vance
Ryley Youngs

2018-2019 Winners Announced

On November 3, 2018, several great young singers participated in our second West Valley Youth Vocal Competition. Here are the results:

First Place Winners – $800 Scholarship Per Winner
Makenzie Couch
Josh Pike

Second Place Winners – $400 Scholarship Per Winner
Katherine Baier
Quincy Janisse

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.

2018-2019 Winners Announced

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