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home | Headlines | The 2014 Hal Leonard Vocal Competiti . . .

The 2014 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition
Hal Leonard
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2014 will be the fourth year of the Hal Leonard Vocal Competition, the innovative online competition for singers. This is the only vocal competition for all of North America aimed at young singers, ages 23 and under, and one of the first legitimate competitions for music students held entirely online.

In keeping with our founding values for the competition, there is no entry fee, making it accessible to any singer, from any location in North America (and U.S. territories), who records a video comprised of songs from the required repertoire, and then posts it on the internet in the prescribed manner by the deadline. This eliminates the commonly encountered expenses of travel to a designated destination on a specific date, as is the case in conventional music competitions.

Cash prizes are awarded to first place winners in each category, and valuable gift certificates are awarded to those singers placing second and third. Gift certificates are also possible for those named Honorable Mention.

We have been excited not only by wonderful performances by the top placing singers, but also moved by the active and earnest participation of so many young singers. At Hal Leonard for many years we have dedicated ourselves to publishing the very best resources for singers, respectful of various needs and interests, covering a huge variety of music. We hope that the opportunity to prepare and post a video audition continues to spur interest in art song and musical theatre literature. Many singers and teachers have told us how much they value and appreciate the unique opportunity presented by the Hal Leonard Vocal Competition.

We also very much value the sense of shared community that singers and teachers may find in watching video entries of others from all over North America.

We give an inadequate salute to all the thousands of music teachers in North America. You inspire us by keeping culture alive, one student at a time.

Best of luck to all!

The Hal Leonard Vocal Competition is entirely comprised of video entries posted at We will not accept entries in any other manner or media for the Hal Leonard Vocal Competition.

Cash Prizes for First Place Winners, Valuable Gift Certificates for Second and Third Place Winners

We congratulate our past prize winners! Click on the year to see the video entries of past prize winners:

2013, 2012, 2011

Two Categories of Competition, Four Age Divisions for Each Category:

The Hal Leonard Vocal Competition

Competition Age Divisions
with Required Repertoire

Children's Voices
Ages 12 and under

Early Teen Voices
Ages 13-15

High School Voices
Ages 16-18

College/University Voices (Undergraduates)
Ages 18-23

The Hal Leonard Vocal Competition

Competition Age Divisions
with Required Repertoire

Children's Voices
Ages 12 and under

Early Teen Voices
Ages 13-15

High School Voices
Ages 16-18

College/University Voices (Undergraduates) and Young Adults
Ages 18-23

See required repertoire details for each category and age division below. To find out more about any of the required repertoire publications listed, including viewing complete contents, enter the 8-digit publication number in the Search field at

For complete list of Official Rules and Guidelines, please click here.