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International Youth Solo Contest

​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:


Registration is now open!  CLICK HERE to register

1st Round Solo Submissions Due:  May 17, 2023; 12 PM, Eastern Time

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

Finalists will be notified via email on June 14, 2023.

Finalist Introduction Videos and Headshots Due - June 23, 2023; 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 Hammerstein's Birthday, July 12th 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

Click here to learn more about the 2023 Solo Contest Judges


First Place:

  • $250 Cash Prize

  • Invitation to perform your song as part of Hammerstein Week in Doylestown. (September Event)

  • Invitation to visit Oscar Hammerstein's home and record your song in his living room.

  • One on one coaching session with a Broadway Professional Teaching Artist.


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

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