PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc.
PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc. encourages and promotes singers for professional careers through awards, competitions, concerts, partnerships, and musical and educational events.
We hope you will join us!
We are committed to our mission of promoting and encouraging the careers of
emerging opera singers. We will continue to dedicate our efforts to this cause.
PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc.
2021 8th National Opera Competition
During this difficult time PARTNERS continues to be true to its mission of encouraging the careers of emerging opera singers by having a virtual competition through our new portal hosted by Acceptd.
Ages 25 to 35 as of April 11, 2021
1st Prize – $8,000; 2nd Prize – $4,000; 3rd Prize: $2,000;
Audience Choice Award $1,000; Judges Special Award $600
Donors Make a Difference
Our most sincere thank you to: Our Board of Directors; The Jeane Dixon’s Children to Children Foundation; Robert (Bob) I. Misbin, MD; Ms. Cynthia Bianchi – 3rd – prize in honor of Holly Bianchi; Drs. James and Wanda Trefil – Audience Choice Award in Honor of Sylvia Trefil Mestek; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin and Libby Burge – Judges Special Award; and all our donors without whom we would not be able to carry our mission. Special thank you to Angela Murakami and also to Tomm Sibert of Whole-Tech Solutions, LLC.
Further information about PARTNERS‘ 9th National Opera Competition
will be available in the Fall of 2021.
8th National Opera
(Listen to our winners and finalists HERE)
(Clicking on their pictures or names will take you to their personal websites.)
Soprano Jacqueline Piccolino –
Soprano Rachel Blaustein –
Soprano Alexandra Razskazof –
Silver Spring, MD
|Judges Special Award
Baritone Blake Denson –
|Audience Choice Award
Soprano Maureen Brabec –
Congratulations to the finalists of PARTNERS for the Arts 8th National Opera Competition
Maureen Brabec- Soprano
|Blake Denson-Baritone||Rachel Blaustein-Soprano|
|Cody Bowers-Counter-tenor||Jacqueline Piccolino-Soprano||Joshua Conyers-Baritone|
|Avery Boettcher-Soprano||Ron Dukes-Bass||Danielle Beckvermit-Soprano|
Alexandra Razskazoff -Soprano
Judges for the Final round: baritone Gustavo Ahualli, tenor Issachah Savage, and Lee Anne Myslewski – VP of Opera and Classical Programming Wolf Trap Opera. (…MORE)
Congratulations to the semifinalists
|Danielle Beckvermit-Soprano||Rachael Blaustein-Soprano||Avery Boettcher-Soprano|
|Cody Bowers-Countertenor||Maureen Brabec-Soprano||Leah Brzski-Soprano|
|Joshua Conyers-Baritone||Eric Delagrange-Baritone||Blake Denson-Baritone|
|Ron Dukes-Bass||Veronique Filloux- Soprano||Elana Gleason-Soprano|
|Kelly Glyptis-Soprano||Symone Harcum-Soprano||Hannah Ludwig-Mezzo-soprano|
|Emily Margevich-Soprano||Jacqueline Matava-Mezzo-soprano||Jacqueline Piccolino-Soprano|
|Alexandra Razskazoff- Soprano||Moises Salazar-Tenor||Victoria Thomasch-Mezzo-soprano|
Judges for the Semifinal round: maestro James Harp – Maryland Opera, Dr. Katerina Souvorova – Bel Cantanti Opera, and maestro Joseph V. Walsh – George Mason University, Mason Opera. (…MORE)