Open to all singers living in New Mexico.

2018 Applications not available until late 2017

Winners will be chosen based on talent and artistic achievement.
A final concert, free to the public, will be held featuring the winners.

Stay tuned for updated information on the 2017 Festival as it becomes available.

Seven Award Divisions

Vocal Artistry Division

Advanced Vocal Artists pursuing a classical singing career age 23-30

Young Artist Division

Vocal Artists age 18-22

Choral/Music Education Division

Singers enrolled in a University Choral or Music Education Program

High School Division

High School Singers age 15-18

Junior Division

Young Singers age 12-14

Non-Competitive Adult Division

Adult Singers age 30 and over

Collaborative Piano Junior Division

Pianists/Singers age 12-18

Collaborative Piano Senior Division

Pianist/Singers enrolled in a University Piano/Music Program


  • Completed application by deadline, April 1 of the festival year
  • $15 application fee (checks made out to AMTA Albuquerque Music Teachers Association) Vocal Artistry in memo
  • Repertoire to include two contrasting art songs including one in the French language. It does not have to be by a French composer. This excludes all arias, baroque and classical. An art song is music composed for one voice and piano. For the Junior and High School divisions a French song is optional.
  • A competition accompanist will be provided; however you may provide your own pianist if desired. Please send copies of your repertoire with your application if you would like to use a staff pianist.
  • Original scores must be provided for the judges, no photocopies will be accepted.


The prizes have been donated in honor of some of the wonderful musicians, teachers, and mentors that have paved the way for Vocal Artistry in our community. We are thankful to these leaders and also to the people who have so generously donated funds in their honor.

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