Voices Of The Future

Solo Voice Competition in partnership with The Conservatory


2017 finalists Kaitlyn LeCompte, Mollie Schumaker, Taylor Mitchell, and Eva Martinez with clinician Suzanne DuPlantis and Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd


$2,500 in cash awards

VOICES OF THE FUTURE is a classical singing competition for students in grades 10-12 who live or attend school in Bucks County. Prior first place winners are ineligible to re-apply.

Following the first two rounds of the competition, four finalists will be invited to perform in a public master class with acclaimed voice teacher Sharon Sweet. At the conclusion of the master class, $2,500 in cash prizes will be presented: $1,000 for first place and $500 for each of the three runners-up. In addition, the finalist will be invited to appear as a soloist at the Choral Society’s concluding subscription concert in June 2019.

December 3, 2018 - deadline for submission of on-line applications. Each application must include uploaded MP3 recordings of the applicant performing two contrasting classical vocal selections of their choosing. Apply below.

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - Live auditions for selected semi-finalists. All repertoire must be performed from memory. Accompanist will be provided if requested in advance.

February 23, 2019 at 11am, The Conservatory, Doylestown - Four finalists are invited to perform in a master class with Sharon Sweet, renowned opera singer currently teaching voice at Westminster Choir College. First place winner and cash awards for all four finalists will be announced at the conclusion of the class.

June 2, 2019 - The first-place winner is invited to perform as a soloist as part of the Choral Society’s performance of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts with original Ellington soloist DeVonne Gardner.

Sharon Sweet is a dramatic soprano with a distinguished international career. Along with a solo career at the Met, she has recorded on the Philips, BMG, Sony, and Chandos labels. Ms. Sweet joined the faculty of Westminster Choir College in 1999 where she is a professor of voice.


Other Instruments Studied

Number of Years


Please list all choirs that you have performed with including years of performance.

Years of Participation

If you have participated in auditioned PMEA/MENC Choir Festivals, list the years here.

Voice Competitions

Voice competitions you participated in (NATS etc...)


Voice Workshops

Please list any voice or choral workshops you have taken


Other Experience

Please list any other relevant music experiences or study


Please list the two contrasting classical songs or arias you have recorded and will upload with this application

First Recording
Second Recording

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