Golden Voices of America, which debuted in 2009 under the auspices of the American Fine Arts Festival, is an international vocal competition that takes place in New York City. Golden Voices of America is intended for vocalists who would like to challenge themselves by competing on a highly selective level in voice competition. The winners of this vocal competition perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center.
Repertoire & Eligibility:
Participants may perform one or several pieces from one or both categories of our recommended repertoire or they may choose their own program as long as it fits into the framework provided by our list of recommendations. Audition and performance pieces in a voice competition must not exceed 5 minutes. Participation in Golden Voices of America 2020 is open to vocalists of all nationalities, as well as vocal duets, trios, quartets and other vocal groups, in the following age categories:
A. 6-8 years of age
B. 9-10 years of age
C. 11-12 years of age
D. 13-15 years of age
E. 16-18 years of age
And the following repertoire categories:
Category 1: Classical/Folk/Traditional
Category 2: Musical Theater/Disney/Broadway/Jazz
Applicants interested in participating in Golden Voices of America 2020 must submit a DVDs of their audition performance, along with a completed application form and a non-refundable application fee
The recording must be on a high quality videocassette in the VHS format or a standard DVD.
Audition and performance pieces must not exceed 5 minutes.
CD recordings are not acceptable
The recording must be clearly labeled on the outside with your name
The recording must be free of background noise with appropriate balance between voice(s) and accompaniment.
Please note that due to the large number of submissions, audition DVDs will not be reviewed or returned.
The application fee for auditions in a single repertoire category is $200. The application fee for auditions in a single repertoire category for vocal duets, trios and quartets is $100 per person. For vocal groups with five or more members, the application fee is $50 per person. Please note that a single application fee covers an audition in one repertoire category only, so if you're planning on auditioning in both repertoire categories, please make sure to enclose an appropriate application fee.
Checks should be made payable to
Art & Music Unlimited
P.O. Box 106, Holmdel. NJ 07733
Applications and audition DVDs/VHSs must be postmarked no later than November 20, 2020. Audition results will be announced on our website in December 5, 2020.
For more info, go to http://afafestival.com/golden-voices-of-america-competition-guide-2016/