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:
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
$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.
$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