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Prizes up to $8K: PARTNERS for the Arts 7th Annual Opera Awards Competition 2019


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.

Application DEADLINE – September 6, 2019

Emerging Artist Awards – ages 25 to 35

1st Prize: $8,000, 2nd Prize: $4,000, Honorable Mention: $2,000, other finalists: $300

The Competition will take place on October 12 and 13, 2019 in Alexandria, VA, just minutes away from mid-town Washington, D.C.

Arts organizations such as 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.


Sample testimonials from past competition winners:

“I just wanted to send a note to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you do for the Arts community here in the Washington area. I had a wonderful time on Saturday communing with my incredibly talented colleagues and I am humbled to receive recognition from your organization! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”

“I would like to express my huge thank to Partners for the Arts. I still cannot believe I actually received this big award. There were many wonderful singers in the competition. Thank you so much for this opportunity.”

 “I wanted to thank you, the donors, and everyone behind the scenes at Partners for the Arts for everything you do! What a phenomenal organization rewarding artists for their hard work and helping propel them forward. I feel so honored to have performed yesterday! Thank you so so much!!  “

 “Thank you so much for the wonderful singing opportunity at the Bulgarian Embassy.  I appreciate what you do and the organization does for us singers. Thank you so much for all that you do.”

“Thank you for everything that your corporation has done to promote my career. I am eternally grateful to you and everyone at Partners for the Arts!”
 “Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity of singing at the Bulgarian Embassy. I had such a wonderful time and such a lovely experience singing for the amazing crowd that came.”
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