Golden Voices of America 2012
international vocal competition

AFAF - Golden Voices of America - Vocal Competition

 

Auditions for the AFAF Golden Voices of America 2012 have now concluded and results have been announced. Information about the next competition will be posted in this space soon.

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. 1st place winners of this vocal competition perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

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 must not exceed 5 minutes. Participation in Golden Voices of America 2012 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
F. Adult

And the following repertoire categories:

Category 1: Classical/Folk/Traditional
Category 2: Musical Theater/Disney/Broadway/Jazz

Accompaniment

Participants in the AFAF Golden Voices of America 2012 are encouraged to secure their own accompanists. If you are not able to secure an accompanist, the AFAF can provide an accompanist for a fee. Please check the appropriate box on your application form if you would like to request an accompanist.

Awards

Please note that multiple winners will be chosen in each age group and each repertoire category. Other special prizes may be awarded based on judges’ recommendations. Winners of the competition will perform one piece, selected by the judges from the contestants' audition repertoire.

1st Place
• Concert at Weill Recital Hal at Carnegie Halll - November 4, 2012 at 12pm.
• $300 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2013 (Germany or Russia Tour).
• 1st Place Diploma
2nd Place
• Concert at Weill Recital Hal at Carnegie Halll - November 4, 2012 at 12pm.
• $200 scholarship towards participation in the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2013 (Germany or Russia Tour).
• 2nd Place Diploma

How to apply

Applicants interested in participating in Golden Voices of America 2012 must submit a DVD or VHS 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 DVD/VHS will not be reviewed or returned.

Application Fees

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 $200 per person. For vocal groups with five or more members, the application fee is $100 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 AFAF (American Fine Arts Festival), P.O. Box 106, Holmdel. NJ 07733. Application fees are non-refundable.

Deadline

Applications and audition DVDs/VHSs must be postmarked no later than September 20, 2012. Audition results will be announced on our website in October 4, 2012. Please note that due to the large number of submissions, audition tapes/DVDs will not be reviewed or returned. Auditions for the AFAF Golden Voices of America 2012 have now concluded and results have been announced. Information about the next competition will be posted in this space soon.

More Information

For more information, please call (732) 671-2831. Please note that due to the volume of calls, we can only respond to teacher inquiries. We suggest you sign up for our email Newsletter using the form to the right so we can notify you of any updates to our schedule or any changes to competition rules.

Mailing Address

Please send all written inquiries, video tapes/DVDs and applications to: AFAF, P.O. Box 106, Holmdel, NJ 07733.

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