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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.

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PARTNERS announces its 6th Annual Opera Awards Competition
April 14 and 15, 2018

First Prize: $8,000
Second Prize: $4,000
Honorable Mention: $1,000
Finalists’ Encouragement Award: $300 each 

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)

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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

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BRAVI winners of PARTNERS’ 2017 5th Vocal Awards Competition –
April 8, 2017

Promising Young Artist Awards

1st prizewinner
Mezzo-soprano
Siena Miller

2nd prizewinner
Soprano 
Rose-Antoinette Bellino

Emerging Singers Awards

1st prizewinner
Soprano
Mizuho Takeshita

2nd prizewinner
Soprano 
Meroë Khalia Adeeb

3rd prizewinner
Soprano
Colleen Daly

 

Honorable Mention
Soprano
Ariana Wehr

Finalists

Soprano
Rachel Blaustein

Baritone 
Andrew Paulson

Soprano
Elizabeth Baldwin

 

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.

 

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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.

Pianist Frank Conlon, 3nd prizewinner soprano Lara Lynn McGill, Promising Young Artist 2nd prizewinner soprano Alexis Aimé, Catholic University School of Music graduate student Jennifer Dunn, and 2nd prizewinner bass Timothy Bruno. ( … MORE)

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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)

Sam Jew Kim, mezzo-soprano - Judges Special Award 2016, Matthew Reese, counter-tenor - second prizewinner 2015, Mrs. Shen and His Excellency Ambassador Lyshun Shen, Norman Garrett, baritone - 1st prizewinner 2013, Frank Conlon, accompanist.

Sam Jew Kim, mezzo-soprano – Judges Special Award 2016, Matthew Reese, counter-tenor – second prizewinner 2015, Mrs. Shen and His Excellency Ambassador Lyshun Shen, Norman Garrett, baritone – 1st prizewinner 2013, Frank Conlon, accompanist.