The summer at AIMS ends with The Meistersinger Vocal Competition. Performed at Helmut-List-Halle on Thursday, August 9, 2018, the event features eight finalists (and two alternates) performing with the AIMS Festival Orchestra. The panel of judges includes singers, teachers and agents. Cash prizes are awarded to all finalists and alternates. A special prize for Audience Favorite is awarded after an audience vote at the end of the evening.

The competition is open to all full-time AIMS participants. Finalists are announced after preliminary and semi-final rounds of judging. Registration for the Meistersinger is July 24, 2018. Registration fee is US $50 or Euro 40.

2017 Meistersinger Finalists

2017 Meistersinger Finalists and Alternates at the Helmut-List-Halle
Sarah Halley, General Director (far left) and Clemen Anton Klug, Concert Moderator (far right)

Lieder Studio Awards

Lieder Studio full-time participants are eligible for the Harold Heiberg Liedersänger Preis and the Outstanding Lieder Collaborative Pianist Award. AIMS faculty members attending one Lieder concert presented by each Lieder studio may submit a vote for their favorite singer and collaborative pianist. These awards are presented at the Meistersinger Competition final concert.

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2017 Harold Heiberg Liedersänger Preis winner Janine Dworin with Sarah Halley, General Director

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2017 Outstanding Lieder Collaborative Pianist Award winner Jing Xu with Sarah Halley, General Director