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THE 2011 HAL LEONARD VOCAL COMPETITION WINNERS

Hal Leonard, 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 literature. The deadline for entry was February 1, 2011.

Judging has been concluded, and we are pleased to announce the 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 who guided the voice students in this competition. Thank you also to all the accompanists for their key participation.

View the Winning Videos from our Previous Years

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VOICES, ART SONG - Undergraduates (AGES 18-23)

First Place

CALVIN GRIFFIN

School: Ohio State University
Voice Teacher: Patrick Woliver

Second Place

JOSEPH ELETTO

School: Rice University
Voice Teacher: Stephen King

Third Place

SETH NACHIMSON

School: Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Voice Teacher: Lorraine Manz

Honorable Mention
JUSTIN JOHN MONIZ

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HIGH SCHOOL VOICES, ART SONG - AGES 16-18

First Place (tie)

SAMANTHA HANKEY

Location: Natick, Massachusetts
Voice Teacher: Angela Gooch

First Place (tie)

EMILY HELENBROOK

Location: Alexander, New York
Voice Teacher: Patricia Alexander

Second Place (tie)

JOHN BRAKATSELOS

Location: Manhasset, New York
Voice Teacher: Terence Goff

Second Place (tie)

MADELINE RAUBE

Location: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Voice Teacher: Angela Presutti Korbitz

Third Place

CHRISTINA ARROYO

Location: Vancouver, Washington
Voice Teacher: Linda Appert

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
ESME HURLBURT

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GRACE LEE

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CAROLINE MELCHER

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MICHAEL WILLIAMSE

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EARLY TEEN VOICES, ART SONG - AGES 13-15

First Place

MAEGAN RAO

Location: Auburn, California
Voice Teacher: Marina Lynch

First Place

MAEGAN RAO

Location: Auburn, California
Voice Teacher: Marina Lynch

Second Place (tie)

CAMERON KING

Location: Longwood, Florida
Voice Teacher: Novie Greene

Second Place (tie)

AMY XU

Location: Plainsboro, New Jersey
Voice Teacher: Danielle Sinclair

Third Place

ANNIE DRYSDALE

Location: Oakville, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Linda Fletcher

Honorable Mention
LISA LOUW

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CHILDREN'S VOICES, ART SONG - AGES 12 AND UNDER

First Place

ATHENA ZHANG

Location: Hyde Park, Massachusetts
Voice Teacher: Clara Sandler

First Place

ATHENA ZHANG

Location: Hyde Park, Massachusetts
Voice Teacher: Clara Sandler

Second Place (tie)

KYLE BIRD

Location: Holland Landing, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Jeanette Martin

Second Place (tie)

STEVIE KEESE

Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Voice Teacher: Tina Thompson-Broussard

Third Place (tie)

GRAHAM POORE

Location: Williamston, South Carolina
Voice Teacher: Tina Thompson-Broussard

Third Place (tie)

KEERA PUETT

Location: Eugene, Oregon
Voice Teacher: Kathryn Leonard

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
GABI LEIBOWITZ

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SHYAMA NITHIANANDA

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GRACE WHALEY

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