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Click here for rules and entry forms to the 2014 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition

THE 2013 HAL LEONARD VOCAL COMPETITION

Hal Leonard Corporation, the world's largest print music publisher and the world leader in vocal music, launched the exciting and innovative concept of a serious music competition for voice students comprised entirely of YouTube video entries. We believe this to be the first legitimate music competition for musicians of various ages, children through college, to be held entirely on the Internet.

The required repertoire was largely drawn from art song and musical theatre literature. The deadline for entry was February 1, 2013.

Judging has been concluded, and we are pleased to announce the art song and musical theatre results in the four age categories of competition.

Congratulations to the prize winners! We were encouraged by the commitment and seriousness of purpose shown in the video entries. If these are a representative sampling, there are clearly many dedicated students and teachers at all levels who have embraced our heritage of music literature.

We thank all those who entered for confirming that this experimental venture was more than worthwhile. And we also thank the teachers and parents who guided the voice students in this competition. Thank you also to all the accompanists for their key participation.

To view winning videos from the 2012 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition click here.

To view winning videos from the 2011 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition click here.

2013 PRIZE WINNERS, ART SONG

College/University Voices
High School Voices
Early Teen Voices
Children's Voices

2013 PRIZE WINNERS, MUSICAL THEATRE

College/University Voices
High School Voices
Early Teen Voices
Children's Voices

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VOICES, ART SONG
AGES 18-23

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First Place

LIV REDPATH

Age: 20
Hometown: Cambridge, Massachusetts
School: Harvard College
Voice Teacher: Ms. Penelope Bitzas

Second Place (tie)

MARCEL D'ENTREMONT

Age: 21
Hometown: Merigomish, Nova Scotia
School: Acadia University
Voice Teacher: Christianne Rushton

Second Place (tie)

CHRISTIAN KETTER

Age: 21
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
School: DePaul University
Voice Teacher: Carl Lawrenz

Third Place

ETHAN SIMPSON

Age: 21
Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina
School: Bob Jones University
Voice Teacher: David Parker

Honorable Mention

CLARE DEMER

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HIGH SCHOOL VOICES, ART SONG
AGES 16-18

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First Place

EMILY POGORELC

Age: 16
Hometown: Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Voice Teacher: Julia Faulkner

Second Place

AARON BIGELEISEN

Age: 16
Hometown: Pittsford, New York
Voice Teacher: Robert Swensen

Third Place (tie)

OLIVIA COSIO

Age: 17
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Voice Teacher: Todd Wedge

Third Place (tie)

KRISTOFER HANSEN

Age: 17
Hometown: Glenview, Illinois
Voice Teacher: Theresa Brancaccio

Honorable Mention

HAYLEY BOGGS

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SARAH CLEMENTINE MIRE

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LINDSAY WEBBER

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SAMANTHA WILLIAMS

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EARLY TEEN VOICES, ART SONG
AGES 13-15

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First Place

NICOLE KOH

Age: 15
Hometown: Daly City, California
Voice Teacher: Todd Wedge

Second Place (tie)

CAITLIN HALE DANIELS

Age: 15
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Voice Teacher: Linda DiFiore

Second Place (tie)

MARIE HERRINGTON

Age: 14
Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
Voice Teacher: Elizabeth Linnartz

Third Place

SARAH AALDERING

Age: 13
Hometown: Los Gatos, California
Voice Teacher: Kathleen Ludowise

Honorable Mention

ANNIE DRYSDALE

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CAITLYN McCONNELL

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VASUDHA RENGARAJAN

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KAYLA THURBER

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EVA WEINGARTEN

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CHILDREN'S VOICES, ART SONG
AGES 12 AND UNDER

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First Place

SYDNEY CORNETT

Age: 10
Hometown: St. Catharines, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Deborah Linton

Second Place (tie)

CARLY COONEY

Age: 12
Hometown: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Voice Teacher: Angela Niederloh

Second Place (tie)

ALIYAH DOUGLAS

Age: 8
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Voice Teacher: Stephanie Fox

Third Place (tie)

JULIA PULO

Age: 11
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Linda Fletcher

Third Place (tie)

ANDREW SHROLL

Age: 12
Hometown: Murrieta, California
Voice Teacher: Noelle Catiller

Honorable Mention

JAMIE BRADLEY

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JOHNATHON MARTINEZ

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SARAH SPARKS

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JENNA VENTURI

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2013 PRIZE WINNERS, MUSICAL THEATRE

College/University Voices
High School Voices
Early Teen Voices
Children's Voices

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VOICES, MUSICAL THEATRE
AGES 18-23

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First Place

KELSEY LAURITANO

Age: 18
Hometown: New York, New York
School: The Juilliard School
Voice Teacher: Edith Wiens

Second Place (tie)

CHRISTIAN KETTER

Age: 21
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
School: DePaul University
Voice Teacher: Carl Lawrenz

Second Place (tie)

JACK SWANSON

Age: 21
Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma
School: University of Oklahoma
Voice Teacher: Bill Neill

Third Place

KELLY WRIGHT

Age: 20
Hometown: Greenville, North Carolina
School: East Carolina University
Voice Teacher: Mollye Otis

Honorable Mention

JAKE BRINSKELE

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ARICA COLEMAN

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MARCEL D'ENTREMONT

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MICHAEL HEWITT

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HIGH SCHOOL VOICES, MUSICAL THEATRE
AGES 16-18

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First Place

MELISSA GOLDMAN

Age: 18
Hometown: Los Altos, California
Voice Teacher: Annelle Delfs

Second Place (tie)

RACHEL HORNER

Age: 17
Hometown: Voorhees, New Jersey
Voice Teacher: Melissa Daniels McCann

Second Place (tie)

ELIZA MANTZ

Age: 16
Hometown: Mill Valley, California
Voice Teacher: Suzanne Darley

Third Place (tie)

MISTY BIRTCHER

Age: 16
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Voice Teacher: Isabelle Ganz

Third Place (tie)

LAUREN MATLACK

Age: 18
Hometown: Voorhees, New Jersey
Voice Teacher: Melissa Daniels McCann

Honorable Mention

AARON BIGELEISEN

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ALEXANDRIA CHURCHWELL

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CECILIA DETWILER

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LINDSAY ROLLAND-MILLS

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EARLY TEEN VOICES, MUSICAL THEATRE
AGES 13-15

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First Place

ASHLYN COMBS

Age: 13
Hometown: Lexington, South Carolina

Second Place

KELLEY MAGUIRE

Age: 15
Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts
Voice Teacher: Kimberly Moller

Third Place (tie)

SAM COLWELL

Age: 15
Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Voice Teacher: Alisa Belflower

Third Place (tie)

ANNIE DRYSDALE

Age: 15
Hometown: Oakville, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Linda Fletcher

Honorable Mention

KATRINA COFFMAN

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ASHLEY FRITZ

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CASEY LAMONT

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CHILDREN'S VOICES, MUSICAL THEATRE
AGES 12 AND UNDER

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First Place

SYDNEY JONES

Age: 11
Hometown: Kirkwood, Missouri
Voice Teacher: Lisa Casciola

Second Place

ALIYAH DOUGLAS

Age: 8
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Voice Teacher: Stephanie Fox

Third Place (tie)

MARISSA PINEDA

Age: 12
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Voice Teacher: Lisa Casciola

Third Place (tie)

JULIA PULO

Age: 11
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Linda Fletcher

Honorable Mention

RICKIE LEE BENEDETTO

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ALEXANDRA GRACE COOK

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CARLY COONEY

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GABRIELLE HOOPES

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GIANNA LEONEN

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JIMIN MOON

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ALEXA REEVES

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Click here to view winning videos from the 2012 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition.

Click here to view winning videos from the 2011 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition.