The Mary E. Singletary Vocal Arts Competition for
Emerging Artists

The NANBPWC, Inc. Vocal Arts Competition is a signature program first introduced in 1983 as the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition.  The 2001 Convention changed the name to the Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists upon joining the National Opera Association to offer additional benefits to the contestants.  During the 2017 Convention the name was changed to The Mary E. Singletary Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists in honor of our Past National President.

The competition is designed to recognize promising young African American classical vocalists by providing a performance venue and scholarships.

For more information on our Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists, please email us.