Here Are The Winners Of the American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing Competition

By David Salazar

The American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing Competition has announced its winners.

The competition’s goal is to award the top singers from around the globe we are enrolled or have recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in music.

First place went to soprano Carolina López Moreno, show studies at Manahattan Schol of Music. She is also the First Grand Prize winner of the Berliner International Music Competition 2018 and was the recipient of the DAAD Scholarship, Richard Wagner Federation Scholarship. She made her New York City debut in “I Due Timidi” with Manhattan School of Music.

Second place went to baritone Johnathon McCullough of the Curtis Institute of Music. She appeared in the world premeire of “Elizbeth Cree” at Opera Phildelphia and has also appeared ith the Komische Oper Berlin.

Third prize went to soprano Meghan Kasanders, who studies at the Juilliard School. The audience prize award was given to soprano Laura Sanders of the Eastman School of Music.

The 2019 Finalist Judges were Dr. Mitchell Hutchings, Dr. Christi McLain, Dr. Nicholas Larson, and Dr. Saundra DeAthos.