Note from Janet Plucknett, Competition Chair

     Unfortunately, since Carnegie Hall has closed and is canceling  all performances through January 6, 2021, we have to cancel this year's Finals and postpone our Semi-Finals until next year.

     All of the 2020 Semi-Finalists will automatically advance to the 2021 Semi-Finals, and will be heard in April of 2021.

     The finals concert for the 2021 competition will take place on April 17, 2021

     Applications for our 2021 competition will be on our web site in October of 2020.

     A big thanks to everyone who entered our competition.

     And thank you all for your patience and understanding as we deal with this challenging and changing situation.

     Best regards - and stay safe.

Mikhail Biryukov

Emily Yocum Black

Maire Therese Carmack

Miriam Chaudoir

Ryne Cherry

Junhan Choi

Scott Hetz Clark

Sara Couden

Mario Diaz-Moresco

Blair Doerge-Albert

Emily  Cedriana Donato

Colin  James Doyle

Kara Dugan

Rebecca Farley

Alexandra Flood

Allison Gish

Christina Kay

Jaeyeon Kim

Seiyoung Kim

Jangho Lee

Jacquelyn Matava

Key’mon W. Murrah

Andrew Thomas Pardini

Veronica Pollicino

Nola Richardson

Alexander Scheuermann

Drew Watson

Anne Wright

Tianchi Zhang

Since 1977 the Oratorio Society of New York has hosted a solo competition to encourage the art of oratorio singing and to give young singers an opportunity to advance their careers. 

For additional information:

First Place, Andrew R. Preis Award: $7,000
Second Place, Stanley C. Meyerson Award: $5,000
Third Place, Janet Plucknett Award: $3,000
Esther Korshin Award: $2,500
Frances MacEachron Award: $1,500
Lyndon Woodside Encouragement Award: $1,000
Robert & Winifred Connelly Green Award: $1,000
Leopold Damrosch Award: $1,000


Judges for the Finals:

Steven Eddy, 2019 winner

Amir Farid, piano

Congratulations to the 2020 Solo Competition Semi-Finalists

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