Fifth Annual Vocal Competition Application

Applications will soon be open for the Center Stage Opera Fifth Annual Vocal Competition!

This is the third year to include the LA Opera Professional Encouragement Award! Winners of this award will be guaranteed either a live audition for either LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program or a vocal coaching with a LA Opera artistic staff member.


The Center Stage Opera Fifth Annual Vocal Competition is open to singers residing in California, either permanently or as students. Proof of residency or enrollment in an academic program in the state of California may be requested. Singers who have won First Place in a category in a previous year may not enter the same category. Singers may enter only one of the following three competition categories:

High School (age 14-18)          Young Artist (age 19-24)          Professional (age 25 and up)


PRELIMINARY ROUND: The Preliminary Round will be judged via audio or video performances submitted to Center Stage Opera. Date to be announced soon!

SEMI-FINAL ROUND: The Semi-Final round will consist of live auditions to be held before a panel of judges. Date to be announced soon!

FINAL ROUND: The Competition Finals will take place before an audience on April 15, 2018, beginning at 3pm.

A pianist will be provided for all live auditions at no additional cost to the contestant.

FOR COMPETE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORM, please check back soon! If you have questions, please email: