Welcome vocalists to our third annual Vocal Competition. Here you will find everything you need to know about the application process. First, a little bit about where this idea came from. I'm Teresa Bonilla and I'm the owner of Bonilla Vocal Academy in Mays Landing, NJ. As a high school student, I struggled to find opportunities to perform or compete in New Jersey- specifically South Jersey. Many programs were located in big cities and required a hefty registration fee and travel cost. Now, as an adult working with high school vocalists, I'm still noticing a lack of local programs available to them. And so, this competition came to be. Our goal is to provide a high quality experience for high school students living in New Jersey for a low cost. Each student will receive valuable written feedback from our judges who are well versed in the classical and musical theater genres.
Middle School Division First Place - $500 Second - $250 Third - $100 High School Division First Place - $1,000 Second Place - $750 Third Place - $500
Who is eligible?
Any current 6th-12th grader living in New Jersey including home schooled students.
Dates & Deadlines
This competition will be held in 3 rounds. The first 2 rounds will be held VIRTUALLY and the final round will be live. Round 1: Application and recording due March 12th, 2023. Singers who advance will be notified by April 1st. Round 2: Recording due April 16th, 2023. Singers who advance to the finals will be notified by May 1st. Round 3: Live round May 21st, 2023. Location TBD.
Repertoire & How to submit your video
The middle school division will be musical theater pieces only. High school students may submit classical, musical theater, or both.
Upload your video to YouTube as either PUBLIC or UNLISTED. If it is private, we will not be able to view it. You will then copy and paste the link to your application below. Be aware of the background of your video. Begin your recording by stating your name and what you will be performing. Live accompanists and accompaniment tracks will be acceptable.
The registration fee is $25 and should be paid through Paypal or Venmo. Send it to email@example.com. Please check the spelling of the email before sending money and write the competitors name in the note section.
Once both your registration fee and application have been received, you will be sent an email noting your acceptance.
Ready to apply?
Simply fill out the information below and hit submit! Good luck everyone! Any questions should be directed to Teresa Bonilla at firstname.lastname@example.org.