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Cultivating Greatness: COMPETITIONS

GRADY-RAYAM PRIZE

The GRADY-RAYAM PRIZE In Vocal Performance Competition challenges vocalists to learn and perform arranged spirituals before a jury panel. Lower Division winners (juniors and seniors in high school) receive scholastic-assistance grants for college and spend a year in the role of an ambassador for classical singing and for the American Negro spiritual song. Upper Division winners (juniors and seniors in college) receive scholastic-assistance cash awards and featured artist recital performance opportunities.


Information for 2020 Lower Division Competition
 

Lower Division Audition Excerpts:

high voice | medium voice | low voice

2020 Lower Division flyer

  • Apply HERE for 2020 Lower Division Competition
  • Once you submit your application using the link above, you will receive an email from the foundation with a, unique application number. Name your recording file using that number (e.g. GRL-A01.mp3) and then upload the file to our Google Drive here

DEADLINE – November 18, 2019



Information for 2020 Upper Division Competition

Upper Division Audition Excerpts:

high voice | medium voice | low voice

2020 Upper Division flyer

  • Apply HERE for 2020 Upper Division Competition
  • Once you submit your application using the link above, you will receive an email from the foundation with a unique application number. Name your recording file using that number (e.g. GRU-A01.mp3) and then upload the file to our Google Drive here

DEADLINE – November 18, 2019

 

CARL MAULTSBY PRIZE

The MAULTSBY PRIZE In Piano Performance Competition assesses keyboard performance ability for pianists who prepare and perform music based on the Negro spiritual song tradition before a jury panel. Lower Division winners (juniors and seniors in high school) receive scholastic-assistance grants for college and spend a year in the role of an ambassador for keyboard performance and for the American Negro spiritual song. Upper Division winners (juniors and seniors in college) receive scholastic-assistance cash awards and featured artist recital performance opportunities.


Information for 2020 Competition

Carl Maultsby Audition Excerpts:

upper division | lower division 

2020 2020 Maultsby Competition flyer

 

  • Apply HERE for 2020 Competition
  • Once you submit your application using the link above, you will receive an email from the foundation with a unique application number. Name your recording file using that number (e.g. CML-A01.mp3) and then upload the file to our Google Drive here

DEADLINE – December 2, 2019