The Joy In Singing
International Art Song Competition

“Singer after singer had a thrilling vocal instrument, but that was all. 
Missing almost entirely was the artistry so essential to the making of song.”

Winifred Cecil, Founder of Joy In Singing – 1958


  • There is no age limit for this competition.

  • Candidates must not have made a recital debut in any of the major New York City concert venues.

  • Joy In Singing retains full rights to any media recorded during the competition.

  • Previous top prize winners of this award may not apply

For general guidelines, see the rules below. 
PLEASE NOTE: the judges reserve the right to withhold any published award, should no clear winner emerge.    

To be notified when the next application period opens, please send us your information using the form below. 

Please notify me when the 2021 application posts!

Thanks for submitting!