A total of $2500 in scholarships is available to be awarded to students of outstanding vocal promise. Contestants must be prepared to perform two selections from the standard vocal repertoire (opera, operetta, art songs, oratorio or Gilbert and Sullivan), with at least one selection in Italian, French or German. Show music is not acceptable. Contestants will be judged on technique, choice of material, poise and musicianship. An accompanist will be provided if needed.
Last season, the First Place winner was Evangeline Athanasiou, mezzo-soprano, Red Bank, who was awarded $1300. The Second Place winner was Christa Dalmazio, soprano, Leonardo, who was awarded $1200. Michelle Bonzani, soprano, Point Pleasant, and Vincent Martini, baritone, Union Beach, were awarded Honorable Mention.