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Over $15K in Prizes: PARTNERS for the Arts 5th Annual Opera Awards Competition


PARTNERS for the Arts 5th Annual Opera Awards Competition: Classical singers specializing in opera, under management or not, are invited to enter the Competition.

Application DEADLINE is approaching - February 17  

The Competition will take place on April 7 and 8 in Alexandria, VA, just minutes away from mid-town Washington, D.C. Emerging Artist Awards – ages 25 to 35 - prizes ranging from $7,000 to $1,000. Promising Young Artist Awards – ages 21 to 24 - prizes ranging from $1,500 to $1,000.

Since 2013 PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc. has encouraged and promoted the career of emerging performing artists by sponsoring competitions and public presentations, promoted and interacted with performing arts organizations and schools of music in mutually beneficial activities, and collaborated with others to develop educational programs that nurture audience development and love of classical music and the arts.

Arts organizations such as Baltimore Lyric Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Opera Delaware, Maryland Lyric Opera, UrbanArias, Virginia Opera, Washington Concert Opera, The National Philharmonic of Strathmore, Young Artist of America, The Catholic University of America School of Music have partnered with PARTNERS for the Arts to better strengthen its mission.

Video: Christopher Magiera


Sample testimonials from past competition winners, finalists and applicants:

"I feel so blessed to have your support and the support of the Partners for the Arts.   You ladies are amazing!!! Thank you so much for everything but especially for believing in me!!!"

"I will never forget my amazing experience singing for your company!"

"Thank you so much! I'm so deeply grateful for the opportunity to compete in the competition again! May God continue to bless you and this wonderful organization that dedicates its interaction with the perpetuation of the classical vocal arts." 

"I just wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to sing with Partners this weekend! I was SUCH a pleasure!"

"I had a wonderful time at the competition - thank you for the support and great weekend!"

"It was such a pleasure to sing for you! And I'm really honored to place 3rd, all of the finalists were great!"

"It was wonderful to meet you yesterday, and an honor to be asked to come sing. I will absolutely consider re-entering next year, as it was a very positive experience!"

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