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International Vocal Competition 2014 

The American Protégé International Vocal Competition is designed for singers who would like to challenge themselves in a very competitive environment. The Competition was open to solo vocalists and vocal groups of all ages, nationalities and countries. Participants are required to submit video recording materials for the audition.

Winners were chosen in the following age groups:

Category:  Age:
Young Singers  6 – 10
 Junior  11 – 14
 Intermediate 15 – 17 
 Amateur (without Professional Degree) 18 and older 
 College students and professional singers 18 and older 

Repertoire categories:

  • Opera aria
  • Classical repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods)
  • Folk/Traditional
  • Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz
Awards

First and Second Place Winners will perform on December 21, 2014 at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

$300 Scholarship, Judges’ Favorite Award Trophy, Judges’ Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges recommendations.

American Protégé Vocal Competition 2014 Results

 

Judges Distinction Awards (Plaque Trophies) Winners:

Kayley Ji is 10 years old. She loves Broadway musical since she saw the first Broadway show” Mary Poppin” 3 years ago. She has taken vocal lesson for 3 years.  She is the 1st Place winner of 2013 New York Youth Talent Show in Singing Division (Children Group) which is hosted by Healthfirst. Meanwhile, Kayley is the Junior Winner of  2014 Long Island Morgan Park Music Festival. Besides being an angelic vocalist, Kayley is a natural performer. She enjoy singing and performing to everyone.  winner
Pablo Rubin-Jurado was born in Honolulu in November 2001. He is currently home schooled (6 grade), enrolled in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and studies composition, piano and violin at the Juilliard School precollege program. Since two years of age, he has enjoyed a collection of opera DVDs from his grandmother including “II Trovatore”, “Carmen” and “The Magic Flute”. He began violin at age 5, winning first place in the 2010 and 2012 Hawai’i Music Teachers Association’s violin competitions, and first place in the Honolulu 2012 Mozart Festival. In November 2012, Pablo sang the role of Amahl in “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. In November 2013 Pablo was the understudy for the role of “real Jake” in the Metropolitan Opera production of “Two Boys”. Pablo studies voice with Val Underwood, and violin with Jan Sloman at the Meadowmount School of music.  winner
Caroline Anne Quinn, 14, from Garnet Valley, PA, has recently placed first in Onstage New York and Rising Stars Central NJ Productions. Caroline was a featured singer at Archmere Academy in their chorus production of West Side Story. Caroline’s vocal training is with Dave Barrus of Vox Studio in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, Caroline has performed in several stage productions including, “Anything Goes”, “Pippin”, “Xanadu”, “Godspell” and “Willy Wonka” and has performed at the Kimmel Center with Broadway Dreams Foundation in Philadelphia.       Caroline is a classically trained ballerina and has performed in The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty Ballets among others. Caroline also began violin training at the age of 3. Her ability to read music has enriched both singing and ballet education and performances.  winner
Jiejun Liu, 31, from Beijing, China, is a Director of the Teaching and Research Office of Vocal Music Performance and Rehearsal in Sichuan Art Professional Education Institute, and a vocal music teacher in Music Department. Ms. Liu graduated from Vocal Music Department of Sichuan Music Conservatory in 2005, studied after professor Shihua Yang, Director of Vocal Music Department. Jiejun Liu has been learning vocal music in Vienna, Austria Schubert Music School from 2002 to 2003. She obtained a master’s degree in western music history at the Music Department of Sichuan Music Conservatory in 2008. Since then Ms. Liu has been working at Sichuan Art Professional Education Institute and acquired the Lecturer Title in 2011. In 2013 Ms. Liu successfully hosted Young Teachers Concert in Sichuan Music Conservatory. In 2014 she participated in the Hong Kong International Vocal Music Competition (Opera Group) and won third place prize. winner
First Place Winners:
     
Young Singers Category, Age 6 to 10:
     
Gianna Ernst, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 9 Marlton, NJ
Student of Badiene Magaziner and Sal Dupree    
Katie Silverman, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 9 Tarzana, CA
Student of Dan Graul and Eileen Kennedy    
Kayley Ji, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 10 Syosset, NY
Student of Bob Marks    
Alyssa Huang, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 10 Irvine, CA
Student of Wendy Huang    
     
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
     
Kenneth Cook, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 11 Trabuco Canyon, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin    
Alexandra Cook, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 11 Trabuco Canyon, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin    
Pablo Rubin Jurado, Classical 12 New York, NY
Student of Val Underwood    
Julia Rawas, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 12 Westmount, Canada
Student of Martina Oslejskova    
Adrianna Siena, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 13 Wellington, FL
Student of Michael Soper    
Daniel Rabinowitz, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 13 Wellington, FL
Student of Michael Soper    
Caroline Quinn, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 14 Garnet Valley, PA
Student of David Barrus    
Matija Tomas, Opera Aria 14 Glen Allen, VA
Student of Shelby Claire Milgram    
     
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
     
Gwyneth Campbell, Opera Aria 15 New York, NY
Student of Maria Lyudko    
Julia Debowska, Classical 15 Mississuga, Canada
Student of Jean MacPhail    
Matt Chang, Opera Aria 16 New York, NY
Student of Dongwon Kim    
Serena Alexandra Tchorbajian, Classical 16 Fort Lee, NJ
Student of Lorraine Nubar    
Hannah Song, Opera Aria 17 Watchung, NJ
Student of Ingrid Zeldin    
     
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
     
Iuliia Khromchenko, Opera Aria 29 Yalta, Russia
Student of Natalia Burnasheva    
Jiejun Liu, Opera Aria 31 Chengdu, China
Student of Shihua Yang    
Kirsten C Kunkle, Opera Aria 33 West Chester, PA
Student of Carmen Balthrop    
     
Second Place Winners:
     
Young Singers Category, Age 6 to 10:
     
Natanya Huiyi Tan, Classical 9 Singapore
Student of Kuo Po    
Natanya Huiyi Tan, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 9 Singapore
Student of Kuo Po    
Roy Park, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 10 Bayside, NY
Student of Marko Lampas    
     
Junior Category, Age 11 to 14:
     
Kenneth Cook, Classical 11 Trabuco Canyon, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin    
Alexandra Cook, Classical 11 Trabuco Canyon, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin    
Lauren Dong, Opera Aria 11 Irvine, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin    
Nadya Liyi Tan, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 12 Singapore
Student of Kuo Po    
Ethan Yan, Opera Aria 12 Mountain View, CA
Student of Angelique Zuluaga    
Polina Mikheeva, Folk/Traditional 13 Lobnya, Russia
Student of Ella Gorbatova and Dmitriy Popov    
Emily Muramoto, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 13 Yorba Linda, CA
Student of Dr. Maria Lazarova    
Jimin Moon, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 13 Davis, CA
Student of James Glica-Hernandez and Bonnie Fischer    
Mika Martin, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 14 Singapore
Student of Alexandra Novicova    
Alex Koshy, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 14 Bangalore, India
Student of Sandra Oberoi    
Jeannine Bauer, Opera Aria 14 Ladera Ranch, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin    
     
Intermediate Category, Age 15 to 17:
     
Morgan Misk, Classical 15 Old Westbury, NY
Student of Mason G Senft and Angela Luftig    
Songhee Lee, Classical 15 Maspeth, NY
Student of Younseung Lee    
Katherine Minerman, Opera Aria 15 Irvine, CA
Student of Kathleen Martin    
Madeline Lewandowski, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 16 Toledo, OH
Student of Dr. Paulita Fernandez    
Anezka Kurian, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 16 Bangalore, India
Student of Sandra Oberoi    
Ashley Kim, Classical 16 Suffern, NY
Student of Amy Williams and Kyung H. Kim    
Kati Kim, Classical 16 Suffern, NY
Student of Joan Caplan and Kyung H. Kim    
Shayna Toh, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 17 Singapore
Student of Khor Ai Ming    
Joanne Lee, Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz 17 Birmingham, MI
     
Category College Students and Professional Singers:
     
Jing Xu, Opera Aria   Beijing, China
Student of Lu Lanqing    
Limei Wu, Classical   Beijing, China

Third Place and Honorable Mention Winners will be notified via email regarding their placement and recitals schedule.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

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