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2019 Finalists


Prior to the Vocal Competition, over a two-day period, eight to 12 finalists are selected from as many as 100 applicants at the preliminaries hosted by the Gerda Lissner Foundation in New York City where the singers perform live before a celebrated panel of jurists. The finale is held at Opera at Florham's residence at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey before the same jurists.


To audition fill out the Vocal Competition Application, available in January 2020. Applicants must be age 21 to 35 and cannot have won 1st, 2nd or 3rd in prior OaF competitions. Questions should be addressed to

The 2020 Vocal Competition Finale will be held on May 31, 2020 at 2pm in the Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison. The 2020 preliminaries will be held May 28 & 29 at the Kosciusko Foundation Building, New York City.