American Traditions Competition

Savannah, GA USA
10/18/2020 deadline

The 2021 American Traditions Vocal Competition will be held Feb 19-21, 2021 in Savannah, GA.

Any singer born before February 15, 2003 is eligible to apply to the American Traditions Vocal Competition. We pride ourselves on being one of the only singing competitions with NO upper age limit.

There are a few exceptions:

All ATC Gold Medalists are ineligible to compete, as they have previously won the competition.

Singers may only compete in Savannah, GA three times in every five years.

There are no other eligibility guidelines. Performers from any country are welcome to apply and compete, so long as they offer and perform selections by composers holding United States citizenship.

The American Traditions Vocal Competition requires singers to create three rounds of three different songs, all written by American composers. Each song must represent a different genre for a total of nine. The point of this is for singers to learn about different genres of music - the history, the roots, the key players, the stylistic nuance - of each genre. We strongly encourage you to delve deeply into the genres and make interesting, unique selections.

See our website for a complete list of gene's accepted for the competition.

A complete application for the American Traditions Vocal Competition consists of the following:

* Application Fee (you will be prompted at the end of the application)

* A completed Application Form (found at the bottom of this page)

* Three uploaded audio files (Please use MP3 - it is preferred)

Uploaded audio files should represent the potential Quarterfinal Round of music, and should match what is written in the singer's Application Form for their Quarterfinal Round offerings. This is the program you would present in the LIVE Quarterfinal round.

Audio files should be recorded with accompaniment, unless purposefully a capella, and should be of a good quality. Please use your best judgement - make sure to watch for mic levels peaking so we receive clear audio. Recordings should be fairly recent.

All uploaded files must be named in a format similar to that of their application.

Applications will open May 15, 2020 and close 12am EST at the end of Sunday, October 18, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their result no later than 10pm on Sunday, November 15, 2020.

For more info, or to apply, go to