PARTNERS’ Sixth Vocal Awards Competition – 2018

BRAVI winners of PARTNERS’ 2018  6th Vocal Awards Competition –
April 15, 2018

1st prize: bass-baritone
Christian Pursell (CA)
2nd prize: tenor
Brandon Scott Russell (OH)
Honorable Mention
soprano Robin Steitz (NY)
Judges Special Award
soprano Melissa Mino (VA)


Alyssa Martin
Emma McDermott
Julia Radosz

Judges semifinals: Thomas Colohan – 
artistic Director of the Washington Master Chorale, John Edward Niles – artistic director the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices/The American Wagner Project, Joseph Walsh – music Director for Mason, the In Series,  and Alexandria’s Metro Stage

 Judges finals: Rob Ainsley – director of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, Elizabeth Bishop –American mezzo-soprano, Robert Wood – founder and artistic director of UrbanArias