High School Vocal Competition

COVID-19 Update (3/13/20): Competition is postponed. Visit the Opera Guild of Dayton’s website for more information.

The Competition takes place at Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center, University of Dayton. This is always an exciting annual event featuring vocal talent and providing monetary awards for the best performances.

2020 Competition Date: April 5, 2020


First Place…… $600
Second Place…… $450
Third Place…… $300

Criteria for the Competition are:
• Students currently in 11th or 12th grade in Ohio.
• Performance of two memorized selections. Selections may come from operatic, art song or musical theater literature. Please contact the chair, Dr. David Sievers, at [email protected] for any questions regarding repertoire.
• Performance time not to exceed ten minutes
• Fully completed application

Additional Information

• Applicants will be notified by mail or email of audition times, no later than Wednesday before the competition.
• Judges represent the vocal music field, including professional
singers, conductors, high school and college teachers and private voice teachers.
• Competitors are encouraged to provide their own accompanist. • If music is submitted a week in advance, an accompanist will be provided at no expense to entrant.
• Indicate any time conflict that should be considered when scheduling your audition time.
• Arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled audition time.
• Warm-up rooms will be available for limited use before auditions.

If you have questions or seek further information, please visit the Opera Guild of Dayton website or contact:

Dr. David Sievers
[email protected]
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0290
Telephone: 937/229-4971