As was the case last year, competitions for 2021 were all virtual due to the continuing dangers presented by COVID-19. Three of our young ladies submitted videos to several competitions and, in our completely unbiased opinions, we think they were AMAZING!!!
Preparing for a live audition is different from preparing a recorded audition. A live audition is an intense few minutes of adrenaline-fueled performance with no second chances, but at least you know the results by the end of the day. An online audition is as many days and attempts as it takes to get a recording that you like well enough to upload for the judges to review, then wait a week or more to find out if you made it to the next round. If so, then you start the recording process again with your second round song selection.
These three young ladies rose to the challenge and handled what can be a frustrating and exhausting process with grace and aplomb.
Congratulations to Faith O., Maggie A., and Mayu T.!
Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing
The National Association of Teachers of Singing celebrates the art of singing through a series of competitions and programs that are designed to showcase the talented singers and performers who are soon to be rising stars in the profession.
Classical Division: HS Junior: Faith O.
“O Mistress Mine” <https://youtu.be/Zrm8fmZJHKU>
“Vedrai Carino” from Don Giovanni <https://youtu.be/updzo3BYL98>
Musical Theatre Division: HS Sophomore: Maggie A.
“Here I Am” from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“Vanilla Ice Cream” from She Loves Me <https://youtu.be/sTH4AAlO8C8>
Classical Division: HS Sophomore: Maggie A. – 3rd PLACE WINNER!!!
“I Love All Graceful Things”
“Das Veilchen” <https://youtu.be/25qLfiTkK9A>
Classical Division: HS Junior: Mayu T.
“Come Away Death”
“Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio” from Le Nozze di Figaro
Classical Singer Competition
Classical Singer magazine began in 1988 as The New York Opera Newsletter. The CS Vocal Competition gives young singers the opportunity to be heard by and receive feedback from industry professionals.
Both of our competitors advanced to the second round of competition!!!
Classical High School Division: Faith O. – REGIONAL FINALIST!!!
“Chacun le sait” from La Fille du Regiment <https://youtu.be/bE4csAKGGWI>
Classical High School Division: Maggie A. – REGIONAL FINALIST!!!
“Das Veilchen” < https://youtu.be/25qLfiTkK9A >
Classical High School Division: Mayu T. – REGIONAL FINALIST!!!
“Batti, batti, o bel Masetto” from Don Giovanni
Schmidt Vocal Competition
The Schmidt Vocal Competitions invite high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to participate in one-day events, hosted at 17 locations throughout the United States. For our live competitions, singers perform in front of a live audience in two rounds. For our virtual competitions this Fall, singers will submit videos and receive written feedback from our Schmidt Vocal Arts adjudicators.
High School: Faith O.
“O Mistress Mine”
“Vedrai Carino” from Don Giovanni
High School: Mayu T.
Hal Leonard vocal Competition
The annual Hal Leonard Vocal Competition was founded in 2011 to encourage young singers from all over United States and Canada, from children through college undergraduates. Thousands of singers have participated in the competition. The Hal Leonard Vocal Competition was one of the first music competitions held entirely on YouTube.
High School Art Song Division: Mayu T. – SEMI-FINALIST!!!
“Das Veilchen” – <https://youtu.be/9kzUhOXiFsw>