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The Sixth Annual Young Artist Vocal Competition was held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, West Palm Beach.

Congratulations to our Five Winners.

Giovanni Pignotti – First Place – Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Katherine Zeda – Second Place – Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Gianna Montella – Director’s Award – Wellington High School

Noah Zaidspiner – Director’s Award – Wellington High School

Danielle Gellen – Director’s Award – Dreyfoos School of the Arts

LEFT to RIGHT: ( students only )
Noah Zaidspiner, Danielle Gellen, Giovanni Pignotti, Gianna Montella, Katherine Zeda

2019  Young Artist Vocal Competition Winners

First Place: Giovanni Pignotti

Second Place: Katherine Zeda

Director’s Awards : Gianna Montella, Danielle Gellen, Noah Zaidspiner

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

Pianist: Dr. Anita Castiglione

As major cuts continue to impact music and art curriculums in our schools, protecting these programs are of paramount importance. Assuring that our students are able to engage in their passion for the arts, grow musically and develop their “musical identity” is one of our missions.

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 ability and 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.

Past YAVC Winners

Enter the Competition

We invite choral students to participate from both public and private schools in Palm Beach County. 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.

Application Requirements (PDF)

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Donate to YAVC

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

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