PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc.
- encourages and promotes the career of emerging performing artists by sponsoring competitions and public presentations,
- promotes and interacts with performing arts organizations and schools of music in mutually beneficial activities, and
- collaborates with others to develop educational programs that nurture audience development and love of classical music and the arts.
We hope you will join us!
PARTNERS announces its 6th Annual Opera Awards Competition
April 14 and 15, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 23,2018
First Prize: $8,000
Second Prize: $4,000
Honorable Mention Award in honor of Sylvia Mestek $2,000 **
Finalists’ Encouragement Award: $300 each
** This prize has just been raised thanks to the generosity of Drs. James and Wanda Trefil.
Semifinal and Final rounds will take place at
The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
and are free and open to the public.
Prizes for PARTNERS’ Competition have been
raised thanks to our members and donors. (…MORE)
Enthusiastically received by a well-attended audience PARTNERS
presented, at the Washington Circle Hotel,
the first of its INFORMANCE SERIES
COMMEMORATING THE 100th ANNIVERSARY
1917: Evolution and Revolution
Russia leads the world into the Modern Era of Performing,
Visual, and Literary Arts
Presented by Dr. Elaine R. Walter, PhD
BRAVI winners of PARTNERS’ 2017 5th Vocal Awards Competition –
April 8, 2017
Promising Young Artist Awards
Emerging Singers Awards
Judges for the semifinal round:
Director Joe Banno, Maestro Thomas Colohan – Washington Master Chorale,
and Maestro Adam Turner – Virginia Opera.
Judges for the final round:
Maestro Stan Engebretson – National Philharmonic of Strathmore,
Maestro James Harp – Baltimore Lyric Opera, and
Peter Russell – Vocal Arts D.C.
Accompanist for both rounds Frank Conlon.
The Bulgarian Music Society in a co-presentation with PARTNERS for the Arts showcased Prizewinners of PARTNERS’ 2016 Vocal Competition and a graduate student from Catholic University School of Music in its Annual Musicale, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington D.C.
It was a pleasure and an honor to be at Taiwan’s Historical Twin Oaks Estate for the second year in a row for PARTNERS’ Anniversary Celebration and to know that His Excellency Ambassador Lyshun Shen and Mrs. Shen were once more supporting our mission by offering a platform for our singers to perform and allowing us to enjoy the advancement of their careers. (…MORE)