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Vocal Competition

The Liederkranz Foundation, Inc.
2012 Annual Awards Competitions for Voice - 52nd Year
Granting awards of $1500 to upwards of $8,000
[There are some changes from previous applications.]

General Opera Division
5 operatic arias (in at least 3 languages)
(may include a selection from the operetta or zarzuela repertoire)
Age limits: 20-35 years as of 1/1/2012

Wagner Division
5 arias (at least 4 by Wagner)
Age limits: 25-45 years as of 1/1/2012

Competition Dates for the General Opera Divison

Area contestants (Tri-state, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas)
January 8 - January 11, 2012
Contestants from outside the above areas - January 12th
January 13, 2011 will be exclusively for the contestants in the Wagner Division
[Depending on the number of applicants in this Division, “Area contestants” may be scheduled on January 12]

Do not enter the contest if you are not available for the
Finals: Saturday, January 14, 2012
[Wagner Division at 11 AM, General Division at 1 PM]

Lieder/Art Song Division
5 art songs written for voice and keyboard, including at least 3 in German,
1 of which must be by Schubert.
If you wish, you may offer an additional (6th) song outside these

parameters, such as an a cappella piece, a song to be sung with an instrument
other than keyboard, a song for voice and orchestra, a musical theatre piece, or a folk piece.
Age Limits: 18-30 years as of 1/1/2012

Competition Dates Area contestants (Tri-state, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas) - January 17 – January 19, 2012
Contestants from outside the above areas - January 19 & 20, 2012

Public Finals Concert

Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 7 PM
(Those selected to be finalists will perform in a public Finals Concert on
Saturday evening, January 21st
at which time the prizewinners will be selected.)

Please read the following carefully: You may apply in one division only.
Former winners may not compete in the division in which they previously won, but MAY compete in a different category.

Winners from all 3 divisions MUST PARTICIPATE in the Winners Concert on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2 PM in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in order to receive their prize money.

Entries must be postmarked by 11/15/2011 at which time they will be processed.
If you have not received a response by December 15 please contact our office. Applications may be dropped off at the Liederkranz in the office on November 15th until 4 PM.

Please enclose the following four (4) items.
Failure to do so will void your application. Please do not staple items together.

1. A completed application form. Please DO NOT SEND a resume, photo or cover letter. They are not necessary.
2. A stamped, self-addressed business (9 1/2 x 4 1/8) envelope with the Liederkranz address as the return address.
3. A $60.00 (non-refundable) application fee. Checks or money orders may be made out to The Liederkranz Foundation, Inc. If the check is from a joint account or from another party please make sure that YOUR name is indicated on the check.
4. Proof of age (a copy of your passport, driver’s license or photo ID). PLEASE

The Liederkranz Foundation
6 East 87 Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenues)
New York, NY 10128
New Contact Information:
Phone: (347) 840-1316

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