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In anticipation of celebrating 50 Years in Graz,
we proudly announce the

AIMS Vocal Competition


Open to all US citizens or non-US citizens who are currently enrolled in a US university
No age restrictions or requirements.


Competition Fee

The competition fee is $50 and is non-refundable.
This fee will be submitted online through Acceptd as part of your application.


What to Prepare

Applicants should submit a high-quality video recording containing

  • 3 contrasting arias from opera or operetta in at least 2 different languages
  • All selections must have accompaniment. Live accompaniment strongly encouraged if possible.

Important Dates

Submissions accepted: May 5 – September 30, 2021
Deadline for submission: September 30, 2021
Announcement of winners: December 1, 2021






First Place

  • $10,000 value
  • Full tuition scholarship to AIMS 2022
  • Roundtrip airfare (US – Graz)
  • $500 Graz spending money

Second Place

  • $7000 scholarship to AIMS 2022

Third Place

  • $5000 scholarship to AIMS 2022

Fourth Place

  • $3000 scholarship to AIMS 2022