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Vocal Competition


The CNYAMT vocal competition offers high school singers the opportunity to practice their classical vocal skills while being adjudicated in four different age levels (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior). The young artists are judged by highly respected professional performers and professors of voice. 


The 2023 Vocal Competition will take place this spring at
Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY and 
St. David's Episcopal, 14 Jamar Dr., Fayetteville, NY
More information will be coming.

Chairpersons: Patti Buechner, Laura Enslin, Neva Pilgrim, Gayle Ross

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18 outstanding high school singers from throughout the region competed May 14, 2022 in the CNYAMT annual High School Vocal Competition at Onondaga Community College.  The young singers will be presented with certificates and $690 in prizes at the winners recital, which is free and open to the public May 21 at 1:00 pm, at St. David’s Episcopal, Jamar Drive, in Dewitt. The 10 winning singers will perform songs and arias from the 1600s to the 21st Century. 


The singers represented Central New York districts, including: Cicero-North Syracuse,  Fayetteville-Manlius, Liverpool, Hamilton, New Hartford, Holy Cross Academy, Oneida, and West Genesee. 

Liverpool soprano Alexandra Dubaniewicz,  who attends Westhill High School, won the 12th grade Amanda Newhouse Carnie prize of $200, honoring the late Mrs. Carnie, who was a professional singer, teacher and long-time member of the CNYAMT Vocal Competition Committee. 


The students' teachers included: Laura Enslin, Victoria King, Lauralyn Kolb, Sabine Krantz, Dr. Lisa Miller, Neva Pilgrim, Gayle Ross, and Dr. David Rudari.


2022 CNYAMT High School Vocal Competition Committee includes: Laura Enslin, Patti Thompson-Buechner, Gayle Ross, and Neva Pilgrim.  For more information, email:, or


2022 Vocal Competition Results:

Grade 9

 3rd - Contestant 10 Grace Adjei  (Neva Pilgrim) 

2nd - Contestant 3 Harper Shute (Neva Pilgrim) 

1st - Contestant 4 Elizabeth Sharples (Sabine Krantz)   

Grade 10

3rd - tie Contestant 11 Holly Adamski (Laura Enslin)  

                                    & Aoife Douglas (Neva Pilgrim)  

2nd - Contestant 13 Madelynn Hilt (Gayle Ross) 

1st - Contestant 9 Ava Tyler (Gayle Ross)   

Grade 12

3rd Contestant 2 Andreia Krantz (Dr. Lisa Miller)  

2nd - Contestant 15 Bianca Lucas (Laura Enslin)  

1st – Amanda Carnie Prize: Contestant 18 Alexandra Dubaniewicz (Laura Enslin)  

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Competition: 1. p.m., May 14, 2022

Onondaga Community College,  4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY

Winners' Recital: 1. p.m., May 21, 2022

St. David's Episcopal 14 Jamar Dr. Fayetteville, NY


Prizes are given in each category and a winner's recital is held at St. David's Episcopal 14 Jamar Dr. Fayetteville, NY.

Senior Winners may be invited to perform on the YOUNG Artist's LIVE! program sponsored by CNYAMT, CMM, and OCMEA.

2022 CNYAMT Vocal Competition Information

2022 CNYAMT Vocal Competition Application

Deadline - April 25, 2022

The esteemed judges were Binghamton University Voice professor Thomas Goodheart and Ithaca College Voice professor Ivy Walz. 


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