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
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.
$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.
$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.
$50 Cash Prize