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.


The 2020 Vocal Competition and auditions have been cancelled. Please check this page in January 2021 to obtain a Vocal Competition Application for the 2021 Vocal Competition traditionally held in April or May. Applicants must be age 21 to 35 and cannot have won 1st, 2nd or 3rd in prior OaF competitions. Questions should be addressed to gerdalissner@aol.com.

2021 Vocal Competition Finale TBA. The finale takes place at 2pm in the Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison. The 2021 preliminaries are held over a three-day period just prior to the competition at the Kosciusko Foundation Building, New York City.

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