Schmidt Vocal Arts Competition 

Sarasota Opera is thrilled to announce that the finals of the third annual national Schmidt Vocal Competition will be held at Sarasota Opera House on June 1 and 2, 2024. The top three winners from the High School Regionals in the 2023-2024 season will advance to compete in the Nationals. Prizes are as follows; First place - $10,000, Second place - $7,500, Third place - $5,000, Finalists - $650, Encouragement $300. 

Tickets are available to various events of the Schmidt Vocal Competition on June 1 for $15 (Students: $10) and on June 2 for $25 (Students: $10).

June 1, 2024, 10 a.m.
Tickets: $15 (Students: $10)

Singers from across the country will compete for a spot in Sunday's Final Round. Adjudicators include soprano Nicole Cabell, pianist/coach Myra Huang, soprano Marilyn Mims, countertenor William Sauerland, and mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck. Finalists for the Schmidt Val Competition will be announced after the judges' deliberation.

June 2, 2023, 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Tickets for all events that day: $25 (Students: $10)

Schmidt Vocal Arts Master Class (10:30 a.m.) - Three singers from the Semi-Final Round will be chosen to sing in a master class with soprano Nicole Cabell, pianist/coach Myra Huang, and soprano Marilyn Mims.

Final Round of Schmidt Vocal Competition (1:00 p.m.) - Up to 16 Finalists will perform on the Sarasota Opera stage and compete for cash awards. This Round will be adjudicated by celebrated judges, Dallas Opera General Director Ian Derrer, Soprano Ana Maria Martinez and baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. An Awards Ceremony will follow after the judges deliberate.