Young Voice 2018 Singing Competition

Singing Competition for High School and College Students

The Choral Society of Pensacola announces YOUNG VOICES 2018, a four-state competition for high school and college students. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners will be invited to perform on the Choral Society’s November 1st concert. YOUNG VOICES 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Ashmore Auditorium (Building 8) on the Pensacola State College campus, located at 1000 College Boulevard in Pensacola, Florida.


All interested singers between the ages of 14 and 30, who are currently enrolled in a high school (or home school) or a college/university in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana, are eligible to participate in YOUNG VOICES 2018. Competitors will compete in one of the following divisions:

  • High School: Students in grades 9 – 12
  • College Level 1: Freshman or Sophomore
  • College Level 2: Junior or Senior


Competitors are asked to prepare two selections (art song or operatic aria) of contrasting styles, one of which is sung in English. All selections must be memorized.

Competition Format

Competitors will be assigned individual competition times and will perform on the Ashmore Auditorium stage. They may provide their own accompanists or may request one from the Choral Society. Winners will be selected on the basis of the quality of their performance. The YOUNG VOICES 2018 competition will be open to the public.


Judges will have the option to recognize a winner and a runner-up in each division and to award the following cash prizes:

High School:

  • Winner: $300
  • Runner-up: $150

College Level 1:

  • Winner: $500
  • Runner-up: $250

College Level 2:

  • Winner: $500
  • Runner-up: $250

In addition, winners will be invited to perform on the Choral Society’s concert on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The Choral Society’s artistic director, Xiaolun Chen, will provide private coaching to all the winners, who must attend the concert’s dress rehearsal on Monday, October 29, 2018.


The YOUNG VOICES 2018 entry form is available for download using the button in the box to the right. There is a non-refundable $25 entry fee and, if an accompanist is needed, an additional $25 fee. Entry forms should be submitted to Entry fees (and accompanist fees, if applicable) may be paid via PayPal, using the button in the box to the right. All entry forms and payments must be received by 5 p.m. Central Time on October 5, 2018.

Entry Form and Payment due by 5 p.m. Central Time on October 5, 2018

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