Back by popular demand!

Schmidt Vocal Arts is excited to once again offer an online competition for undergraduate singers: The Schmidt Vocal Competition Undergraduate Awards. This online competition will be held in December 2021-February 2022, culminating in an online master class and live-streamed awards ceremony on February 12, 2022.

NEW SVC Undergraduate Awards will feature two divisions: Upper and Lower Divisions! The UPPER DIVISION will include singers in their 5th-8th semester of vocal study at the undergraduate level. This division will feature FOUR WINNERS, each with a $5,000 cash award! Finalists will be awarded $650 and Encouragement Award Winners will receive $300.

The LOWER DIVISION will include singers in their 1st-4th semester of vocal study at the undergraduate level. This division will feature FOUR WINNERS, each with a $3,000 cash award! Finalists will be awarded $500 and Encouragement Award Winners will receive $250.

Please read the deadlines and rules carefully. Apply as soon as you can after the applications open on November 1 at noon EST. The first round is open on a first come, first served basis!

AWARDS

Upper Division:

  • Four (4) Winners – $5,000 each
  • Finalists – $650 each
  • Encouragement Awards – $300 each

Lower Division:

  • Four (4) Winners – $3,000 each
  • Finalists – $500 each
  • Encouragement Awards – $250 each


FINAL ROUND JUDGES

Lower Division

Brandon Eldredge
Brandon EldredgeVirginia Opera
Nicole Heaston
Nicole HeastonSoprano
Allen Perriello
Allen PerrielloDes Moines Metro Opera

Upper Division

Ana de Archuleta
Ana de ArchuletaADA Artist Management & National Sawdust
Myra Huang
Myra HuangLindemann Young Artist Development Program & MSM
Craig Terry
Craig TerryRyan Opera Center & Beyond the Aria