Young Artist Vocal Competition 2017 



Date: April 2, 2017

Congratulations !

1st Place: Jacob Cornelius William T. Dwyer High School   Teacher: Pamela Varnadore

2nd Place: Kristine Hewitt       The Benjamin School     Teacher: Nicholas Lockey

3rd Place: Gabriella Torres   Park Vista Community High                         School            Teacher: Bryan Ijames



S. Mark Aliapoulios
Anita Castiglione
Marilyn Mims

2017  Young Artist Vocal Competition Winners
Kristine Hewitt, Jacob Cornelius, Gabriella Torres

Judges: S. Mark Aliapoulios, Anita Castiglione, Marilyn Mims

Winners with Judges:  Kristine Hewitt, Jacob Cornelius, Marilyn Mims, S. Mark Aliapoulios, Anita Castiglione, Gabriella Torres

As the struggle to balance the Education budget persists, major cuts in the music and art programs in our schools continue to be staggering. Protecting these programs and assuring that our students are able to engage in their passion for the arts, grow musically and develop their “musical identity” has become a necessity.

In an effort to develop a community outreach program that not only addresses this issue but also supports high school students continuing their choral music studies in college, the Choral Society of the Palm Beaches began the Young Artist Vocal Competition in 2014.

The Young Artist Vocal Competition is an annual event that recognizes high school seniors in Palm Beach County for exceptional choral performance. Through the Memorial Scholarship Fund, prizes are awarded for excellence, musicality and professionalism. Winners of the competition receive media recognition and are featured guest soloists in our April concert.

We invite two students per school to participate from both public and private schools. Those qualified must be planning to pursue a college major or minor in vocal performance, music education, or music theater with voice as their principal instrument.

The 2017 Young Artist Vocal Competition took place at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach On April 2, 2017.
Please consider a donation to the Young Artist Vocal Competition through our Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Past YAVC Winners