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Upcoming First Round Locations:
May 26 - Live First Round, Boston, May 26 (All Divisions)

$16,000 in Cash Prizes and $2.1 Million in Scholarships
Feedback, Networking, Masterclasses, and more!

Classical Divisions

  • High School - Ages 14-19
  • University - Ages 18-25, no undergraduate degree
  • Young Artist/Emerging Professional - No age limit
    • $3,000, $1,500, and $1,000 cash prizes

Virtually Vocal Musical Theatre Divisions
     (Belt and Legit styles accepted)

  • High School - Ages 14-19
  • University/Young Artist - Ages 18-32, Prize Package includes contract work

(More information about all divisions, prize money, repertoire, and other details is found on the FAQ page.)

First Round

Final Rounds

All qualified singers from the First Round advance to the CS Convention in Boston, May 26-29, 2016 at the Westin Waterfront Hotel.

"Being at the CS Competition was a truly unique experience. Taking amazing masterclasses and getting to compete alongside people who were just as passionate about music as I am was incredible. I think every vocalist out there should absolutely take advantage of this competition! Thank you for this amazing weekend!"

- Milla Guerra, First Place Winner, 2015

$85 registration includes:

  • All rounds of the competition
  • All accompanist fees
  • CS Convention masterclasses, concerts, College Expo, and general exhibitors
  • 4-month Classical Singer magazine print/web subscription
    (for new customers)

Competition Video


"The competition was a great environment in which to hone my performance skills and broaden my artistic creativity. The highlight was certainly the finals. It's one of those competitions where you can sense right away the growth you will experience."
- Zachary Elmassian, National Finalist, 2015

"I really had such an unbelievable experience at the convention and competition! I can't thank you all enough. The finals concert was thrilling--the crowd was so supportive and responsive! I learned an incredible amount throughout the whole weekend. I absolutely recommend the competition and convention to any and all singers!"
- Theresa Castillo, First Place Winner, Young Artist Division, 2014

"Thank you so much for such a thrilling and incredibly informative weekend! The whole conference was so much fun and I learned A LOT in the career classes I attended--even more than I expected! Everything you all are doing for young opera singers is incredible, and this whole conference was absolutely invaluable to me. I will definitely recommend it to my peers and colleagues!"
- Brian Michael Moore, First Place Winner, Classical University Division, 2014

"Thank you for the Classical Singer Convention and Competition! The invaluable courses and connections, the friends I made, the chance to perform in front of hundreds of people, and the scholarships I received all would not be possible without this great event!"
- Aaron Bigeleisen, First Place Winner, Classical High School Division, 2013

"The Classical Singer Competition and Convention was probably the single most important thing our family did in preparation for applying to college. Having the opportunity to meet professors and learn about their programs first hand and participating in the masterclasses was invaluable. I can't imagine going through the process without the important information we learned--this should be a required event for anyone wanting to study voice."
- Jennifer S., High School Participant Parent

"Not a day passes that I don't benefit from something I learned from that great weekend. It was a wonderful gift to those of us who participated."
- John Way, Competition Participant

“The Competition talent was mind-blowing!!!”
- Caroline Smith, DePauw University Faculty

“. . . a tremendous learning opportunity—singing for and receiving written feedback from voice professors was invaluable.”
- Mary-Liz O’Neill, Competition Participant

“The Competition was incredible! I would recommend it to other singers without a doubt!”
- Daniel McGrew, First Place Winner, Classical High School Division, 2010

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