2019 International Peace Vocal Competition
“Peace . Passion . Compassion” to sing for peace, love and friendship
Harmony For Peace believes in the magical power of music. At every concert presented by Harmony For Peace, our young musicians perform musical pieces to express and spread its mission of “peace, love, and compassion for all” through the power of music – a message of “ You are not forgotten”.
We are now reaching out to many young people who love to sing and have love and compassion to spread his, her or their wings more through their vocal power. This competition is for them.
This competition is to provide an opportunity to many young vocalists to compete at a world stage, audition and win among many fellow vocalists from many parts of the world, of many different background and culture.
The winner(s) will be featured at our Peace Concerts. They will be presented at our programs in 2019.
Final Audition: (TBA) Late August 2019 at Opera America, New York and online.
For future opportunity - To be presented at Harmony For Peace Music Programs for fall and winter 2019
Our Jury Panel consisted of leaders of their fields and who have an extensive experience on stages, recordings, performance and more.
William Shimell, Retired International Opera singer, film actor (UK); Margaret Keys, Irish classical soprano, recording artist, Irish Ambassador for HRH Prince Of Wales Foundation for Children and Arts; HFP Peace Messenger awarded in 2016. Farah Siraj, Vocalist/composer in many genres particularly in world music (Jordan); Peter Thoresen, opera singer, Broadway vocal teacher, Pace University voice professor, music director for YES Academy Broadway (Middle East). Nancy Cloeter, 30 years experience in a Capella education and performance, multiple awards winner (USA); John Battiloro, Producer, consultant to the recording and entertainment industries (USA); Doug Shimell, TV reporter, commercial actor, stage performer, formerly NBC Philadelphia (USA); Tomoko Torii, President & Founder, Harmony For Peace. (Detailed bios are available by clicking each image.)