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Vocal Competition Semi-Finalists Announced

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Timothy Verville announce the results of the first round of judging for the Beethoven 9 Vocal Competion.

The Beethoven 9 Vocal Competition was created to provide an equal and open opportunity for vocalists to compete regardless of background. There is no application fee, no accompanist fee, and the opportunity for winners to perform with the GSO in concert singing a featured solo part in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, receive a $2,000 honorarium, hotel accommodations, and up to $500 reimbursement for travel expenses for the performance.



Sarah Benzinger
Maria Clark
Jennifer Fillare
Sarah Heilman
Monica Niemi
Emma Robertson
Johanna Will
Yun Xie


Sara Crigger
Nicole Rivera
Tetyana Vakhnovska
Erika Vasallo
Maria McDaniel Willathgamuwa
MunTzung Wong


Alexander Adkins
William Green
Matthew Perez


Alexander Adams-Leytes
Joel Balzun
Wil Kellerman
Jacob Lay

Congratulations to all semi-finalists, and thank you to all who applied. Finalists will be announced on February 1, 2024, and the live final round will occur on March 3, 2024.

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