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​The Hammerstein International Youth Vocal Solo Competition is the first international vocal competition aimed at young performers, ages 23 and under, honoring the legacy of Oscar Hammerstein. 

 Who is Eligible?  – The contest is open to all singers of all nationalities, ages 5-23 years old. For the purposes of this contest age categories are as follows. ​

  • Elementary School [E] – Students enrolled in Kindergarten – 5th Grade

  • Middle School [M ] – Students enrolled in 6th – 8th Grade

  • High School [H ] – Students enrolled in 9th – 12th Grade

  • College [C] – Undergraduate College Students in either their Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Year of College

  • Local Category – All singers that reside in Bucks County will be automatically entered into the local category in addition to their age category contest

Contest Timeline & Notification of Winners:

Semi-Final Registration Opens: January 14, 2022

1st Round Solo Submissions Due:  March 26, 2022; 12 PM, Eastern Time

  • Please submit a 1-minute cut of your full solo performance for consideration. 

Semi-Finalists will be notified via email on April 15th, 2022.

Semi-Finalist 2nd round videos due: April 22, 2022; 12 PM Eastern Time

  • Please submit the video of your FULL song performance. 

Finalists will be announced via email on May 6, 2022

Finalist Introduction Videos and Headshots Due - May 20, 2022; 12 PM Eastern Time

  • Finalists will receive introduction video requirements and upload directions via email

Contest winners will be announced via a Facebook Live Broadcast from Oscar Hammerstein’s home on June 10th at 8 PM; Eastern Time. Winners will also receive a follow-up email on June 11th  with prize claim information.

Click here to Full Rules and Regulations

Link to Judge Bios

Link to Poster Image


First Place:

  • $250 Cash Prize

  • Invitation to perform your song as part of the opening act for a Broadway Star at The Hammerstein Garden Party Celebration in July 2022 at Oscar Hammerstein’s home.

  • Room and board for you and a family member  (double occupancy room) in Oscar Hammerstein’s home (currently a bed & breakfast) the night before and night of The Hammerstein Garden Party Celebration Concert

  • One on one coaching session with a Broadway Professional Teaching Artist prior to The Hammerstein Garden Party Celebration Concert. If you are unable to attend the concert you will  receive a voice lesson with a Broadway professional, via ZOOM at a mutually agreed upon date and time. 

  • The first place winner’s video will be featured on the front page of the OHMTEC Website for a 1 month period.


Second Place:

  • $100 Cash Prize

  • Oscar Hammerstein II Collection, Hal Leonard Corporation – Sheet Music collection with over 50 great songs with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, photos and biography.


Third Place:

  • $50 Cash Prize

  • OHMTEC t-shirt


Click here

to Register

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