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

AIMS Vocal Competition



First Place – Nicole Woodward, soprano



Second Place – Kelly Morel, mezzo-soprano



Third Place – Oznur Tuluoglu, soprano



Fourth Place – Sarah Dyer, contralto


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: May 5 – October 31, 2021
Deadline for submission: DEADLINE EXTENDED until October 31, 2021
Announcement of winners: December 1, 2021



Stefano Algieri
Barbara Bonney
Marzio Conti
Patricia Craig
Danielle Orlando
Linda Watson



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