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Cultivating Greatness: COMPETITIONS

GRADY-RAYAM PRIZE

The GRADY-RAYAM PRIZE In Vocal Performance Competition challenges vocalists to learn and perform arranged spirituals before a jury panel. Lower Division winners (juniors and seniors in high school) receive scholastic-assistance grants for college and spend a year in the role of an ambassador for classical singing and for the American Negro spiritual song. Upper Division winners (juniors and seniors in college) receive scholastic-assistance cash awards and featured artist recital performance opportunities.


Information for 2019 Lower Division Competition
 

Lower Division Audition Excerpts:

high voice medium voice low voice

*Singers should sing mm. 1-22

2019 lower thumbLower Division flyer

  • Apply HERE for 2019 Lower Division Competition
  • Once you submit your application using the link above, you will receive an email from the foundation with a, unique application number. Name your recording file using that number (e.g. GRL-A01.mp3) and then upload the file to our Dropbox here

DEADLINE – November 30, 2018



Information for 2019 Upper Division Competition

Upper Division Audition Excerpts:

high voice medium voice low voice

*Singers should sing mm. 1-20

2019 upper thumbUpper Division flyer

  • Apply HERE for 2019 Upper Division Competition
  • Once you submit your application using the link above, you will receive an email from the foundation with a unique application number. Name your recording file using that number (e.g. GRU-A01.mp3) and then upload the file to our Dropbox here

DEADLINE – November 30, 2018

 

CARL MAULTSBY PRIZE

The MAULTSBY PRIZE In Piano Performance Competition assesses keyboard performance ability for pianists who prepare and perform music based on the Negro spiritual song tradition before a jury panel. Lower Division winners (juniors and seniors in high school) receive scholastic-assistance grants for college and spend a year in the role of an ambassador for keyboard performance and for the American Negro spiritual song. Upper Division winners (juniors and seniors in college) receive scholastic-assistance cash awards and featured artist recital performance opportunities.


Information for 2019 Competition

2019 maultsby thumb2019 Competition flyer

  • Apply HERE for 2019 Competition
  • Once you submit your application using the link above, you will receive an email from the foundation with a unique application number. Name your recording file using that number (e.g. CML-A01.mp3) and then upload the file to our Dropbox here

DEADLINE – November 30, 2018