Cup

Awards

 

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – December 10, 2016 at 1 and 6pm.

  • Concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2016

  • $1,000 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2016

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – December 10, 2016 at 1 and 6pm.

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2016

  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

  • $300 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2016

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  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – December 10, 2016 at 1 and 6pm.

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2016

  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

  • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2016

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  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – December 10, 2016 at 1 and 6pm.

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2016

  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

  • $100 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2016

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  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital in at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in NYC during the AFAF 2015-2016 Season – December 10, 2016 at 1 and 6pm.

  • Recital Fee: $330. This fee includes participation in the concert, four complimentary seats, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

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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 2017 is open to vocalists of all nationalities, as well as vocal duets, trios, quartets and other vocal groups, in the following age categories:

 

People

People

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 2017 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.

 

How to apply

Applicants interested in participating in Golden Voices of America 2017 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 $150. The application fee for auditions in a single repertoire category for vocal duets, trios and quartets is $75 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

Application and recital fees are non-refundable.

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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Deadline

Applications and audition DVDs/VHSs must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2017. Audition results will be announced on our website in November 10, 2017. Please note that due to the large number of submissions, audition tapes/DVDs will not be reviewed or returned.

 

More Information

For more information, please email afafestival1@gmail.com

 

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