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.


PARTNERS dedicates its 10th Anniversary Celebration in loving memory of
Audrey Pendergast

First Prize – $10,000; Second – $5,000; Third – $2,500;
Audience Prize – $1,000 – Judges Special Award – $1,000;
All Finalists $500

We are pleased to present the winners of PARTNERS for the Arts

10th National Opera Competition

Magdalena Kužma

First Prize
Magdalena Kužma – soprano

Donghoon Kang

2nd Prize and Audience Choice.
Donghoon Kang – bass-baritone

Amanda Simms

3rd Prize
Amanda Simms – soprano

Ashlyn Rock

Judges Special Award
Ashlyn Rock – soprano


Donors Make a Difference

Our most sincere thank you to:

Alan Savada and Will Stevenson – 2nd prize in honor of their son, Samuel J. Savada-Stevenson, Drs. James and Wanda Trefil – 3rd prize in Honor of Sylvia Trefil Mestek, Dr. Bob Misbin – The Audience Prize Award, Ms. Cynthia Bianchi in memory of Holly Bianchi and Dr. William Panici each sponsoring a Finalist Award, and Victoria Tresansky, who covered all the other finalists’ Awards. And all the other donors who made it possible for us this year to give over $22,000 in prizes.


Trinity Chamber Orchestra

Twenty-Forth Season

and PARTNERS for the Arts

Tenth Anniversary Year


“Some Enchanted Evening Music”

with the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein

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PARTNERS For The Arts Musicale in Collaboration With The Bulgarian Music Society

Accompanist Frank Conlon, soprano Ashley Larkin, tenor Israel Lozano, with the youngest member of the audience who was mesmerized by the performances, mezzo-soprano Margerita Yefimenko, baritone Geoffrey DiGiorgio, and BMS director Dr. Ivo Kaltchev.