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AIMS Vocal Competition Winners


First Place – Yonghyun Kim, baritone



Second Place – Julia Swan Laird, soprano



Third Place – Sarah Dyer, contralto



Fourth Place – Diana Farrell, soprano


No age restrictions or requirements.

Open to all US citizens
(All levels eligible – undergraduate, graduate, professional)
(No university enrollment required)

Also open to non-US citizens currently enrolled at a US university


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: November 9, 2023 – January 15, 2024
Deadline for submission: January 15, 2024
Announcement of winners: February 1, 2024



Stefano Algieri
Patricia Craig
Paul McNamara
Linda Watson
Piotr Wiśniewski



First Place

    • $10,000 value
    • Full tuition scholarship to AIMS 2024
    • Roundtrip airfare (US – Graz)

Second Place

    • $7000 scholarship to AIMS 2024

Third Place

    • $5000 scholarship to AIMS 2024
  • Fourth Place
    • $3000 scholarship to AIMS 2024


AIMS Vocal Competition Winners


First Place – Nicole Woodward, soprano



Second Place – Kelly Morel, mezzo-soprano



Third Place – Oznur Tuluoglu, soprano



Fourth Place – Sarah Dyer, contralto