Loren L. Zachary Society For The Performing Arts National Vocal Competition for Young Opera Singers
Founded in 1972, by the late Loren L. Zachary and Nedra Zachary, the National Vocal Competition for Young Opera Singers is one of the most prestigious and valuable singing competitions in the world.
Eligible applicants must be 21-33 if female, 21-25 if male. Singers must be prepared to pursue a professional operatic stage career, be present for all phases of the Competition, and reside in the United States or Canada. Five singers are selected from the New York Regional Auditions and five singers are chosen at the Los Angeles Regional Auditions. Ten Finalists will compete at the Grand Finals Concert in Los Angeles with orchestral accompaniment. The New York winners will receive transportation and housing in Los Angeles. The Top Award is $10,000 and approximately $50,000 will be distributed amongst the Finalists, each Finalist receiving a minimum of $1,000-$2,000.
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