APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/1/2016

First Round
Saturday, January 28, 2017
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Mayo Clinic
Taylor Auditorium
Scottsdale, Arizona

Second Round
Sunday, January 29, 2017
12:00 to 5:00 pm
Mayo Clinic
Taylor Auditorium
Scottsdale, Arizona

Finals Concert
Sunday, March 5, 2017
2:00 pm Matinee
Orpheum Theatre
Phoenix, Arizona

Contact: John Massaro
Email: john@phoenixopera.org
Phone: (623) 308-5293

In keeping with our mission to discover, nurture and promote vocal talent, Phoenix Opera is proud to partner with Mayo Clinic Voice Program in Arizona and present the Third Annual Southwest Vocal Competition. Mayo’s mission to bring the art and science of medicine to the performing arts community and their passion to care for professional vocalists has truly helped transform this competition into a ‘Showcase of Excellence in Voice and Vocal Health’.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Residents or students attending an Institution of Higher Education in the Southwestern states of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah; Ages 21 - 35 as of January 28, 2017.

THE COMPETITION: The Competition consists of two Preliminary Rounds, a special Master Class and will culminate in a juried Finals Concert at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix, where contestants will compete for fabulous cash prizes!

Forty contestants will compete in the First Round. Contestants will receive special instruction in healthy vocal techniques by health professionals from the Mayo Clinic Voice Program during this round of the competition. Twenty contestants will advance to the Second Round... only Ten will advance to the Finals Concert. The names of our finalists will be announced after the Master Class on January 29, 2017. Each finalist will then compete for fabulous cash prizes and perform with Phoenix Opera Orchestra under the baton of Maestro John Massaro at the Orpheum Theatre in front of a live audience and a distinguished panel of judges. Winners will be announced immediately following the concert from the stage.

FIRST ROUND
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona

SECOND ROUND & MASTER CLASS
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona

FINALS CONCERT
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:00 pm, Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona

FABULOUS CASH PRIZES

$5,000.00
FIRST PLACE FEMALE
Schuld Family Fund Award

$5,000.00
FIRST PLACE MALE
William E. Schmidt Foundation Award

Second Place: $3,000, Third Place: $2,000, Fourth Place: $1,000, Audience Favorite: $1,000. If Finalists selected to receive one of the top cash awards are all of the same gender, only one First Place Cash Prize of $10,000 will be awarded. Finalists not selected for a top cash prize will each receive a $500 cash award for their participation in the Southwest Vocal Competition.

Application Deadline: 12/01/2016

FINALS CONCERT JUDGES

Mary Jane Johnson

Guy Montavon

David Speers

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/1/2016

First Round
Saturday, January 28, 2017
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Mayo Clinic
Taylor Auditorium
Scottsdale, Arizona

Second Round
Sunday, January 29, 2017
12:00 to 5:00 pm
Mayo Clinic
Taylor Auditorium
Scottsdale, Arizona

Finals Concert
Sunday, March 5, 2017
2:00 pm Matinee
Orpheum Theatre
Phoenix, Arizona

Contact: John Massaro
Email: john@phoenixopera.org
Phone: (623) 308-5293