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THE 2012 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 drawn from art song and musical theatre literature. The deadline for entry was February 1, 2012.

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.

View the Winning Videos from our Previous Years

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

First Place

ERIC JURENAS

School: College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati
Voice Teacher: William McGraw

Second Place

ERIN ALCORN

School: Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Voice Teacher: Daune Mahy

Third Place (tie)

NICHOLAS BROWNLEE

School: University of South Alabama
Voice Teacher: Dr. Thomas Rowell

Third Place (tie)

CHRISTIAN KETTER

School: DePaul University
Voice Teacher: Carl Lawrenz

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
AUSTIN BRADLEY

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MARCEL D'ENTREMONT

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ADAM FIELDSON

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KATY HARTH

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HANNAH KURTH

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HIGH SCHOOL VOICES, ART SONG - AGES 16-18

First Place

CLAUDIA OH

Location: New York, New York
Voice Teacher: Lorraine Nubar

Second Place (tie)

GRACE CANFIELD

Location: Naperville, Illinois
Voice Teacher: Nancy Gustafson

Second Place (tie)

KELSEY LAURITANO

Location: San Francisco, California
Voice Teacher: Lois Jane Roberts

Third Place (tie)

CLARE DEMER

Location: Tucson, Arizona
Voice Teacher: Stephanie Fox

Third Place (tie)

KRISTOFER HANSEN

Location: Glenview, Illinois
Voice Teacher: Mary Jean Allen

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
SHAFALI JALOTA

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KATARINA WILSON

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EARLY TEEN VOICES, ART SONG - AGES 13-15

First Place

HAYLEY BOGGS

Location: Oakland, Michigan
Voice Teacher: Cathy Zucker

Second Place (tie)

LISA LOUW

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

Third Place (tie)

ANNIE DRYSDALE

Location: Oakville, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Linda Fletcher

Third Place (tie)

LAURA GUIDUCCI

Location: Oakville, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Linda Fletcher

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
MISTY BIRTCHER

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NATHAN ESTIPONA

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CIARA MARIE WALLACE

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ALASDAIR PAYTEN

Location: San Francisco, CA
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CHILDREN'S VOICES, ART SONG - AGES 12 AND UNDER

First Place

NICOLE KELLY

Location: Lake Worth, Florida
Voice Teacher: Craig Wich

Second Place (tie)

CARLY COONEY

Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Voice Teacher: Dan Buchanon

Second Place (tie)

KARLI FORTE

Location: Fremont, Indiana
Voice Teacher: Lynn Syler

Third Place (tie)

JAMIE BRADLEY

Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Voice Teacher: Mary Joy Nelson

Third Place (tie)

SAGE HAMMOND

Location: Tucson, Arizona
Voice Teacher: Stephanie Fox

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
ALLISON BAUMGARTNERE

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MIRA MEIKLE

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JULIA PULO

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ANDREW SHROLL

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YOUNG ADULT VOICES, MUSICAL THEATRE - Undergraduates (AGES 18-23)

First Place

ADAM FIELDSON

School: University of Nebraska in Lincoln
Voice Teacher: Alisa Belflower

Second Place

KATY HARTH

School: Lawrence University
Voice Teacher: Karen Leigh-Post

Third Place

MICHAEL HEWITT

School: Otterbein University
Voice Teacher: Helen Allen

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
ARICA COLEMAN

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MARCEL D'ENTREMONT

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SAM HARTLEY

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HIGH SCHOOL VOICES, MUSICAL THEATRE - AGES 16-18

First Place

KRISTOFER HANSEN

Location: Glenview, Illinois
Voice Teacher: Mary Jean Allen

Second Place (tie)

RACHEL HORNER

Location: Voorhees, New Jersey
Voice Teacher: Melissa Daniels McCann

Second Place (tie)

MARINA KONDO

Location: Rochester Hills, Michigan
Voice Teacher: Jeff Norris

Third Place (tie)

LAUREN MATLACK

Location: Voorhees, New Jersey
Voice Teacher: Melissa Daniels McCann

Third Place (tie)

MICHAEL WILLIAMS

Location: McKinney, Texas
Voice Teacher: David Gaschen

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
LINDSAY ROLLAND-MILLS

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CHRISTOPHER NORWOOD

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EARLY TEEN VOICES, MUSICAL THEATRE - AGES 13-15

First Place

BEN WALKER

Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Voice Teacher: Marian Johnson-Healy

Second Place (tie)

LISA LOUW

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

Second Place (tie)

STEVIE KEESE

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

Third Place (tie)

HAYLEY BOGGS

Location: Oakland, Michigan
Voice Teacher: Cathy Zucker

Third Place (tie)

COURTNEY STRAUB

Location: Laurel Springs, New Jersey
Voice Teacher: Melissa Daniels McCann

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
GABI LEIBOWITZ

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ANYA OLSEN

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JACKLYN SUMMERS

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CHILDREN'S VOICES, MUSICAL THEATRE - AGES 12 AND UNDER

First Place

GRACE ROBERTSON

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Voice Teacher: Lisa Casciola

Second Place (tie)

CARLY COONEY

Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Voice Teacher: Dan Buchanon

Second Place (tie)

JOHN HEALY

Location: Arvada, Colorado
Voice Teacher: Becky Bradley

Third Place (tie)

AGNE GIEDRAITYTE

Location: Downers Grove, Illinois
Voice Teacher: Nida Grigalaviciute

Third Place (tie)

MARIA KNASEL

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Voice Teacher: Lisa Casciola

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
ALIYAH DOUGLAS

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AVERY KADISH

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GIANNA LEONEN

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PAIGE NORTHRUP

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