2019 Opera Championship



The 2019
International Collegiate Singing ChampionshipTM 
brought to you by American Vocal Arts.

Applications are currently closed for 2019. Please check back next year for the 2020 competition

Finalists have been announced! Scroll down for more information on the finalists!
(Also, see the announcement on BroadwayWorld.com!)

ICSC emphasizes competitive collegiate singing that spans across borders. We are seeking to award the best singers from around the world who are currently enrolled in or a recent graduated of an undergraduate or graduate program in voice. There will be a First, Second, and Third Place prize awarded. The winners will be selected based on talent, potential, and overall presentation. All voice types will be judged equally. All performances and adjudication will be done via a simple online process.

2019 International Collegiate Singing Championship Finalists



Congratulations to the following performers for being selected as finalists for the International Collegiate Singing Championship (listed by first-name alphabetical order)! Winners will be announced in early 2019. 
Everyone is voting for an AUDIENCE FAVORITE! Please follow the proper donation(1)
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Achilles Leonidas Bezanis, Tenor
School: Eastman School of Music
Teacher: Robert Swensen
From: Illinois, USA


Anna Montgomery, Soprano
School: Michigan State University
Teacher: Melanie Helton
From: Colorado, USA


Carolina López Moreno, Soprano
School: Manhattan School of Music
Teacher: Shirley Close
From: Germany


Emily Helenbrook, Soprano
School: Rice University
Teacher: Stephen King
From: New York, USA


Grace Canfield, Soprano
School: The Juilliard School
Teacher: Julia Faulkner
From: Illinois, USA



Eleni Antonia Taluzek, Mezzo-soprano
School: Indiana University
Teacher: Timothy Noble
From: Illinois, USA


Ira Stecher, Tenor
School: Kansas City Conservatory
Teacher: Raymond Feener
From: Florida, USA


Jonathan McCullough, Baritone
School: Curtis Institute of Music
From: Pennsylvania, USA


Karis Tucker, Mezzo-soprano
School: University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
Teacher: Amy Johnson
From: Ohio, USA


Laura Romero, Soprano
School: Florida Atlantic University
Teacher: Patricia Fleitas
From: Florida, USA


Laura Sanders, Soprano
School: Eastman School of Music
Teacher: Katherine Ciesinski
From: California, USA


Matthew Soibelman, Bass
School: California State University – Northridge
Teacher: David Sannerud
From: California, USA


May Claire La Plante, Soprano
School: University of Oxford
Teacher: Katharin Rundus
From: California, USA


Meagan Rao, Coloratura Soprano
School: San Francisco Conservatory
Teacher: César Ulloa
From: India/USA


Meghan Kasanders, Soprano
School: The Juilliard School
Teacher: Edith Wiens
From: Illinois, USA


Tiana Sorenson, Soprano
School: Northwestern University
Teacher: W. Stephen Smith
From: Wisconsin, USA


Tzytle Steinman, Mezzo-soprano
School: Northwestern University      
Teacher: W. Stephen Smith
From: California, USA



***AUDIENCE FAVORITE***
Voting ends on January 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM Eastern

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Audience Favorite Vote Tally 
(current as of 12/11 at 10:30 PM Eastern)

1. Laura Sanders- Leader
2. Anna Montgomery- 62 votes behind #1
3. Meagan Rao205 votes behind #2
4. Emily Helenbrook12 votes behind #3
5. Matthew Soibelman- 7 votes behind #4
6. Ira Stecher11 votes behind #5
7. Tiana Sorenson-8 votes behind #6
8. Grace Canfield- 5 votes behind #7
9. Karis Tucker- 10 votes behind #8
Meghan Kasanders - no votes currently
Achilles Leonidas Bezanisno votes currently
Jonathan McCulloughno votes currently
Carolina López Moreno no votes currently
Laura Romero no votes currently
Eleni Antonia Taluzekno votes currently
May Claire La Planteno votes currently
Tzytle Steinmanno votes currently





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