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Typical Competition Schedule

The Schmidt Vocal Competition is an all-day event. Below is a typical schedule for the day, however each competition varies in schedule based on the number of applicants.

TimeEvent
8:30amRegistration Begins
9:15amWelcome / Announcements
9:20amFirst Round Competition (Audition times are assigned by travel time and date your application was received)
12:45pmLunch Break
2:00pmMaster Class (Three singers are chosen from the first round)
3:15pmAnnouncement of Finalists
3:30pmFinal Round Begins
4:15pmAdjudicator Deliberation
Performances by former winners and students of the host university
5:00pmAwards Ceremony, Distribution of Comments, and Consultations with Adjudicators

Competition activities will be completed by 6:00pm.

Master Classes with Renowned Singers and Teachers

As part of the competition, our young artists have the opportunity to participate in or observe master classes with our distinguished panel of world-renowned singers and educators. Master clinicians will demonstrate ways to improve performance practice, interpretation of song, and vocal technique. In addition, each competitor will receive written feedback from the adjudicators after the awards ceremony. Adjudicators will be present for a time period following the competition to visit with the students and explain their comments. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with these professional artists!