2019 LIEDER/SONG VOCAL COMPETITION

Our 2019 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. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Deadline:

Applications must be received no later than July 31, 2019 at 5pm EST.

2019 Competition Dates:

  • Preliminaries: September 4-5, 2019

  • Finals: September 6, 2019

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

Awards: 

  • First Prize $ 7,000

  • Second Prize $ 5,000 (Liederkranz Foundation)

  • Third Prize $ 3,000

  • Grants $ 1,000

  • Encouragements $ 500

Rules:

  • 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 1, 2019 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.