For the past 32 seasons, the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition has supported emerging artists, introducing them to our audience and a panel of esteemed judges as they compete for prize money.
This year’s competition was fierce, with semi-finalists selected from over 300 outstanding applicants from across the country, all of who submitted their virtual performances from their home states!
The final round will feature eight to ten finalists competing for more than $15,000 in awards.
The finalists’ performances and live-streamed award presentations will be held on April 11 at 3PM and is FREE to the public!
This event is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Helena Foundation.
Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3 PM
Keep an eye on this page for more information!
Congratulations to the 2021 Semi-Finalists!
Veena Akama-Makia, Mezzo-SopranoJoel Balzun, BaritoneKatherine Beck, Mezzo-SopranoDanielle Beckvermit, SopranoChauncey Blade, Bass-BaritoneZarah Brock, SopranoMandy Brown, SopranoLeah Brzyski, SopranoMichael Butler, TenorRyan Capozzo, TenorEvgenia Chaverdova, Mezzo-SopranoHyunho Cho, TenorEdwin Davis, BassBlake Denson, Baritone
Véronique Filloux, SopranoBryn Holdsworth, SopranoWilliam Hughes, BaritoneShafali Jalota, SopranoMarcus Jefferson, TenorMelissa Joseph, SopranoShannon Keegan, Mezzo-SopranoJi Hye Kim, SopranoJaeyeon Kim, SopranoEllen Leslie, SopranoMarie Marquis, SopranoJacquelyn Matava, Mezzo-SopranoBryce McClendon, Countertenor
Raven McMillon, SopranoRaphaella Medina, Mezzo-SopranoAmber Monroe, SopranoEmma Nicholson, SopranoElizabeth Novella, SopranoAmanda Palmeiro, SopranoJohn Park, TenorElizabeth Reeves, SopranoAshley Robillard, SopranoMikayla Sager, SopranoYasmine Swanson, SopranoCatherine Swindle, SopranoAlina Tamborini, SopranoElena Villalón, Soprano