The Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition

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
Virtual Event

Keep an eye on this page for more information!

Congratulations to the 2021 Semi-Finalists!

  • Veena Akama-Makia, Mezzo-Soprano
    Joel Balzun, Baritone
    Katherine Beck, Mezzo-Soprano
    Danielle Beckvermit, Soprano
    Chauncey Blade, Bass-Baritone
    Zarah Brock, Soprano
    Mandy Brown, Soprano
    Leah Brzyski, Soprano
    Michael Butler, Tenor
    Ryan Capozzo, Tenor
    Evgenia Chaverdova, Mezzo-Soprano
    Hyunho Cho, Tenor
    Edwin Davis, Bass
    Blake Denson, Baritone
  • Véronique Filloux, Soprano
    Bryn Holdsworth, Soprano
    William Hughes, Baritone
    Shafali Jalota, Soprano
    Marcus Jefferson, Tenor
    Melissa Joseph, Soprano
    Shannon Keegan, Mezzo-Soprano
    Ji Hye Kim, Soprano
    Jaeyeon Kim, Soprano
    Ellen Leslie, Soprano
    Marie Marquis, Soprano
    Jacquelyn Matava, Mezzo-Soprano
    Bryce McClendon, Countertenor
  • Raven McMillon, Soprano
    Raphaella Medina, Mezzo-Soprano
    Amber Monroe, Soprano
    Emma Nicholson, Soprano
    Elizabeth Novella, Soprano
    Amanda Palmeiro, Soprano
    John Park, Tenor
    Elizabeth Reeves, Soprano
    Ashley Robillard, Soprano
    Mikayla Sager, Soprano
    Yasmine Swanson, Soprano
    Catherine Swindle, Soprano
    Alina Tamborini, Soprano
    Elena Villalón, Soprano