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2022 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition

Jensen Competition

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2022 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition

Jensen Competition

Posted on
Mar 3


The Jensen Foundation supports America’s most promising young opera professionals with its annual Vocal Competition. Singers compete for their share of $40,000 in awards, including a $15,000 First Place award. The 2022 competition takes place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City May 16-21. The singing environment is well-organized and supportive, with professional accompanists and preliminary judges. Twelve finalists are chosen to perform before the Finals Judges who are distinguished in the world of opera. After the competition, finalists may request feedback from the judges. Apply today, and join us in New York this May!


  • Applicant must not be a previous first-, second-, or third-place award winner of the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition.
  • Applicant must be a permanent legal resident of the United States for at least one year prior to May 16, 2022.
  • Applicant must be between the ages of 25 and 35 as of May 16, 2022.
  • Applicant must not be a past or current recipient of a contract for a principal role with an OPERA America Budget Level I company or its international equivalent. Cover, chorus, and comprimario roles with Level 1 companies are acceptable.

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  •  Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States. As proof of residency, applicant must submit a copy of a U.S. passport, a permanent resident (green) card, or a U.S. birth certificate.
  • Applicant must submit an up-to-date resume showing opera roles and dates of performances.
  • Applicant must submit headshot.
  • $25 application fee (non-refundable).

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The applicant must prepare 5 arias for the competition. Your Aria List must include Italian, French, German, and English language selections. The fifth aria may be in the language of your choice. One of your five arias must have been composed after 1980. Your arias should showcase your range of work. Musical theater and oratorio are not accepted.

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New York, NY USA: Mon 16th May 2022 - Sat 21st May 2022
Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC), 55 Lexington, New York – May 16-21, 2022

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