Tri-State College Vocal Competition

2020 Tri-State College Vocal Competition

The Tri-State College Vocal Competition and Stars of Tomorrow Luncheon will be in April 5, 2020. The exact time and location will be announced soon. Ginger Minneman of Wright State University will be chairing this season’s Competition. Inquiries regarding the competition can be sent to her at email ginger.minneman@wright.edu. Or you may call Ginger at 937/287-0828.

Christopher Humbert Jr.Christopher Humbert Jr.

Raven S. McMillonRaven S. McMillon

Katherine Lerner LeeKatherine Lerner Lee

2019 Tri-State College Vocal Competition

The Opera Guild of Dayton held its annual Tri-State College Vocal Competition at the Kettering Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Sunday, April 9, beginning at 1:30 p.m. It was a plethora of young singing talent. The winner was Christopher Humbert Jr., a bass-baritone from Capital University. Click here to hear a snippet of his winning vocals. Second place was earned by soprano Raven S. McMillon from College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Raven was also presented The Fran Michael Audience Favorite Award. Third place was awarded to soprano Katherine Lerner Lee of Oberlin Conservatory and College. Congratulations to all.

Jerry Reaper and Jeffrey Powell returned as preliminary judges for 2019. They selected six finalists for the event on April 7. Judges for the finals were: voice professor Jamie Cordes of Wright State University, voice professor Dr. Mark Spencer of Cedarville University and Tom Bankston, artistic director of the Dayton Opera. The Guild is grateful to Jeffrey Powell who acted as pianist for the Competition.

Eligibility

Any student age 18-23 who attends college in Ohio, Indiana, or
Kentucky, or is a resident of Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky and
attends college elsewhere may apply.

Preliminary Competition Requirements

• A recent 8×10 photo (non-returnable)
• A good quality recording of three
contrasting arias, each performed in its
original language (non-returnable). Recording
media may be: an audio CD or MP3 files on a
data CD or flash drive
• Two letters of recommendation from
music professionals
• A $25 non-refundable application fee

Additional Information

• Up to six finalists will be selected by preliminary judges
• All entrants will be notified via mail by late March
• Finalists will compete before a panel of judges on April 7, 2019
• Winners may be asked to perform at an Opera Guild of Dayton event

Awards

First Place………………………………..$3,500
Second Place……………………………$2,000
Third Place……………………………..$1,000
Audience Favorite……………………….$400
All Other Finalists…between $150 and $200

Co-chairs of the 2019 Competition are Jerry and Martha Ann Reaper. They can be contacted for any questions at TSCVC@yahoo.com or 937/232-3625.