Young Artist Vocal Competition  


Qualified senior high school choral students welcome!

The 2018 Young Artist Vocal Competition will be held at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach.

Date to be announced.










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

1st Place: Jacob Cornelius

  2nd Place: Kristine Hewitt

  3rd Place: 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.

Please consider a donation to the Young Artist Vocal Competition through our Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Past YAVC Winners