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Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition


Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition

Sat., September 10, 2016
First Reformed Church
630 State Street Holland, MI 49423

Applicants must:

  • be 18 years old or older, no upper age limit, no geographic limits
  • apply via email to, with subject heading “Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition”
  • apply no later than July 13, 2016-NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED
  • include the following in body of e-mail:
        • date of birth,
        • home address,
        • email address,
        • phone number
        • Attach or provide link to MP3 audio recording of one of the operatic arias you will be singing at the competition; alternatively, provide link to YouTube video recording of same aria.
        • Submit the title of the other contrasting operatic aria you will be prepared to sing the day of the competition
        • Description of vocal history, education, performance experience; alternatively, resume or CV (vocal performance-related) will be accepted
        • Please provide a 100 word or less biography.


  • Applicants will be notified on Monday August 1, 2016 of their application acceptance with specific audition times for the competition preliminaries.
  • Preliminaries and finals will be held September 10, 2016 at the First Reformed Church. 630 State St., Holland, Michigan 49423
  • A panel of distinguished vocal performers/educators will serve as judges.
  • A pianist will be provided free of charge, however applicants may bring their own accompanist if desired.
  • No audience is allowed in the auditorium during the preliminaries.
  • Finalists will be announced after the completion of the preliminaries.
  • Those who have participated in the preliminaries may stay to observe the finals.
  • Winners will be announced immediately after the judge’s deliberation.
  • The Showcase Concert featuring the winners & finalists will be held September 11, 2016 at 3:00 PM.



  • Grand Prize $3,000 for the 1st Place finalist.  In the event of a tie, the money will be split between the winners.
  • 2nd Place winner will receive $2000
  • 3rd Place winner will receive $1000
  • All other finalists will receive $100
  • All finalists and winners will perform in a Showcase Concert on September 11, 2016 at the Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI 49423. The concert will be at 3:00 PM with rehearsals beginning at 12:00 PM

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