Our 2018 Lieder/Song vocal competition — presented in Association with the Liederkranz Foundationtion — will be held in late September in New York City. Information for this year's competition, as well as the application form, can be found below. 


2018 Competition Dates:

  • Preliminaries: September 26-27, 2018
  • Finals: September 28, 2018

Location: Liederkranz Foundation (LK) 6 East 87th Street New York NY 10128


  • First Prize                      $ 7,000
  • Second Prize                $ 5,000   (Liederkranz Foundation)
  • Third Prize                    $ 3,000
  • Grants                            $ 1,000
  • Encouragements        $  500


  • All application PDFs must be submitted with typed responses. (Handwritten applications will not be accepted.) 
  • Applicants must be between 20 and 30 years of age to be eligible for the competition
  • 4 Lieder/Songs written for voice and piano must be performed in the original language.
  • No ensemble items are permitted.
  • Winners of first and second prizes from previous years may not re-apply.
  • At least 2 Lieder must be in German one of which must be by Schubert.
  • Repertoire once submitted cannot be changed.
  • Submission of the application does not guarantee an audition or grant.
  • Eligible participants only will be advised of the date & time for the audition by e-mail. 
  • Must be available to The Gerda Lissner Foundation: 
    • Your respective audition dates, preliminaries and finals from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm.
    • Winners concert in order to receive your award, Friday, November 2, 2018 6:00 pm.
  • An Accompanist will be provided at no cost. (You may provide your own accompanist.)
  • The Gerda Lissner Foundation is not responsible for blocked or undelivered e-mails.
  • No fee to enter the competition.