SO YOU WANT TO BE A SINGER.

Or, more accurately, you are a singer who’s looking to take your talent to the next level. You’re in the right place. For nearly three decades, Schmidt Vocal Arts has encouraged young singers like you to pursue their passion for classical singing and the vocal arts through scholarships and our respected vocal programs: Schmidt Vocal Competition, Schmidt Vocal Institute and Schmidt Vocal Education.

Taking part in our programs will inspire you to train, grow and share your voice, so that
your voice can inspire the world.

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“The Schmidt Competition is truly an extraordinary experience, unparalleled in any other competition in the US.”

ALASDAIR PAYTEN

“This is a great program for high school singers to learn the discipline needed to become young professionals.”

MARILYN MIMS, VOCAL TEACHER

“Participating in the Schmidt Vocal Competition has been one of the biggest highlights of my vocal experiences.”

SOPHIA BAETE

“SVI meant a lot to me because it gave me chances to learn from amazing faculty members.”

JEANNINE BAUER

“I am extremely excited and filled with gratitude for the lengths to which I have grown thanks to the Schmidt Vocal Scholarship program.”

LEO WILLIAMS

“I learned a great deal from the feedback I received and by watching other talented artists perform.”

LAUREN SENDEN

“In just two weeks, I felt growth as an artist and performer, not just as a singer.”

STEPHANIE CHEE

“This year was SO incredible and it was all possible thanks to the generosity and support the Schmidt Foundation continues to give me.”

CLARA HERNANDEZ IRANZO

“It’s an opportunity to form important connections with distinguished faculty from conservatories and universities across the country.”

PABLO RUBIN-JURADO

“Because of SVI, I became more aware, confident, and passionate performer.”

RYAN WOLPERT

“From start to finish, the competition exceeded my expectations.”

ELLA RESCIGNO

“My favorite part of SVI has to be the connections that I’ve made with the staff, guest artists, and other singers.”

CALLIE ILIFF

VOCAL COMPETITION

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Flex your singing muscles in front of a live audience while soaking up some great voice technique coaching from the best in the business!

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VOCAL INSTITUTE

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Deep-dive into classical vocal training through this two-week intensive residential program.

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VOCAL EDUCATION

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Learn from Schmidt’s sensational singers and educators—coming to a school, university or community center near you!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Attend an upcoming Schmidt Vocal Arts event!

Schmidt Vocal Competition – Georgia

March 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Schmidt Vocal Competition – Pennsylvania

March 14, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Schmidt Vocal Competition – North Carolina

March 14, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Schmidt Vocal Competition – Nevada

March 14, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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