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THE 2013 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 and musical theatre literature. The deadline for entry was February 1, 2014.

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

LIV REDPATH

School: Harvard College
Voice Teacher: Ms. Penelope Bitzas

Second Place (tie)

MARCEL D'ENTREMONT

School: Acadia University
Voice Teacher: Christianne Rushton

Second Place (tie)

CHRISTIAN KETTER

School: DePaul University
Voice Teacher: Carl Lawrenz

Third Place

ETHAN SIMPSON

School: Curtis Institute of Music
Voice Teacher: David Parker

Honorable Mention
CLARE DEMER

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HIGH SCHOOL VOICES, ART SONG - AGES 16-18

First Place

EMILY POGORELC

Location: Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Voice Teacher: Julia Faulkner

Second Place

AARON BIGELEISEN

Location: Pittsford, New York
Voice Teacher: Robert Swensen

Third Place (tie)

OLIVIA COSIO

Location: San Francisco, California
Voice Teacher: Todd Wedge

Third Place (tie)

KRISTOFER HANSEN

Location: Glenview, Illinois
Voice Teacher: Theresa Brancaccio

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
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

First Place

NICOLE KOH

Location: Daly City, California
Voice Teacher: Todd Wedge

Second Place (tie)

CAITLIN HALE DANIELS

Location: Dallas, Texas
Voice Teacher: Linda DiFiore

Second Place (tie)

MARIE HERRINGTON

Location: Durham, North Carolina
Voice Teacher: Elizabeth Linnartz

Third Place

SARAH AALDERING

Location: Los Gatos, California
Voice Teacher: Kathleen Ludowise

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
ANNIE DRYSDALE

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CAITLYN McCONNELL

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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

First Place

SYDNEY CORNETT

Location: St. Catharines, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Deborah Linton

Second Place (tie)

CARLY COONEY

Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Voice Teacher: Angela Niederloh

Second Place (tie)

ALIYAH DOUGLAS

Location: Tucson, Arizona
Voice Teacher: Stephanie Fox

Third Place (tie)

JULIA PULO

Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Linda Fletcher

Third Place (tie)

ANDREW SHROLL

Location: Murrieta, California
Voice Teacher: Noelle Catiller

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
JAMIE BRADLEY

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JOHNATHON MARTINEZ

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SARAH SPARKS

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JENNA VENTURI

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

First Place

KELSEY LAURITANO

School: The Juilliard School
Voice Teacher: Edith Wiens

Second Place (tie)

CHRISTIAN KETTER

School: DePaul University
Voice Teacher: Carl Lawrenz

Second Place (tie)

JACK SWANSON

School: University of Oklahomay
Voice Teacher: Bill Neill

Third Place

KELLY WRIGHT

School: East Carolina University
Voice Teacher: Mollye Otis

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
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

First Place

MELISSA GOLDMAN

Location: Los Altos, California
Voice Teacher: Antonina Johnston

Second Place (tie)

RACHEL HORNER

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

Second Place (tie)

ELIZA MANTZ

Location: Mill Valley, California
Voice Teacher: Suzanne Darley

Third Place (tie)

MISTY BIRTCHER

Location: Houston, Texas
Voice Teacher: Isabelle Ganz

Third Place (tie)

LAUREN MATLACK

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

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
AARON BIGELEISEN

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ALEXANDRIA CHURCHWELL

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DALIA MEDOVNIKOV

Location: Woodbridge, Connecticut
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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

First Place

ASHLYN COMBS

Location: Lexington, South Carolina

Second Place

KELLEY MAGUIRE

Location: Needham, Massachusetts
Voice Teacher: Kimberly Moller

Third Place (tie)

SAM COLWELL

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Voice Teacher: Alisa Belflower

Third Place (tie)

ANNIE DRYSDALE

Location: Oakville, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Linda Fletcher

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
KATRINA COFFMAN

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ASHLEY FRITZ

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CASEY LAMONT

Location: Austin, TX
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CHILDREN'S VOICES, MUSICAL THEATRE - AGES 12 AND UNDER

First Place

SYDNEY JONES

Location: Kirkwood, Missouri
Voice Teacher: Lisa Casciola

Second Place

ALIYAH DOUGLAS

Location: Tucson, Arizona
Voice Teacher: Stephanie Fox

Third Place (tie)

MARISSA PINEDA

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

Third Place (tie)

JULIA PULO

Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Voice Teacher: Linda Fletcher

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)
RICKIE LEE BENEDETTO

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ALEXANDRA GRACE COOK

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WINTER DONNELLY

Location: New York, New York
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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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