Each year the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the largest professional association of voice instructors in the world, sponsors regional voice competitions, where students perform and receive written critiques about their performances. We are proud of the extraordinary success of our students as winners and semi-finalists.
Recent winners have included:
The Sunderman Conservatory Concerto Competition is held annually in March. It is open to music majors and members of the Sunderman Conservatory Orchestra.
The committee for the competition reserves the right to choose one, several, or no winners. The winner(s) perform in concert with the Sunderman Conservatory Orchestra during the next year's concert season.
Winners are acknowledged at the annual Conservatory Awards Tea in April.
For more information, visit the Concerto Competition main page.
The Janet C. Stavropoulos, Class of 1967, Bow Prize Competition is open to all string players at Gettysburg College. The competition allows string players to work with a master bow maker who will design a personal bow for the winner.
The Bow Prize competition allows students to learn the intricacies of the art of bow making and to understand the different variety of timbres each bow can produce.
The next competition will take place in Spring 2011.