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PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc. 2021 8th National Opera Competition

During this difficult time PARTNERS continues to be true to its mission of encouraging the careers of emerging opera singers by having a virtual competition through
our new portal hosted by Acceptd.

Ages 25 to 35 as of April 11, 2021

1st Prize - $8,000, 2nd Prize - $4,000; 3rd Prize: $2,000, Audience Choice Award $1,000,
Judges Special Award $600

Deadline for Application and video submission:
February 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET (Eastern Time)

Finals: April 11, 2021

A panel of professional opera experts will judge the preliminaries,
semifinals and final rounds of the competition. The decision of the judges is final.
Results will be announced on PARTNERS’ website April 15, 2021

Early Submission of Applications is highly encouraged

$40 registration and handling fee paid to Acceptd

Applicants can apply for a waiver to this application fee by submitting financial documentation to Acceptd. Please, visit the Acceptd Support Desk for more information.

About us:

PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit organization designed to support and encourage the development of opera singers ready for professional work and to assist existing artists and arts promoters–schools of music and opera companies. We have held seven successful competitions, several musicales, and we are now embarking on our first virtual Awards Competition!

To learn more about PARTNERS visit our website or contact us at