Performance Prizes

The Biennial Bach Vocal Competition sponsored by The American
Bach Society and The Bach Choir of Bethlehem

General Information

The American Bach Society and the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania jointly launched a new Bach competition for young American singers in 2000. The most recent competition took place in May 2018.

The next competition will take place in May 2020—check back for details.

Past winners include:

  • 2018 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Gabriela Estephanie Solis, mezzo-soprano
    • Honorable Mention
      • Amy Broadbent, soprano
  • 2016 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Nola Richardson, soprano
      • Christopher Edwards, bass
  • 2014 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Janna Critz, mezzo-soprano
    • Honorable Mention
      • Augusta Caso, mezzo-soprano
      • Nola Richardson, soprano
      • Gene Stenger, tenor
  • 2012 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
    • Honorable Mention
      • Steven Brennfleck, tenor
      • Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano
      • Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone
  • 2010 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Laura Atkinson, mezzo-soprano
    • Honorable Mention
      • Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano
      • Jason Steigerwalt, baritone
      • Yulia Van Doren, soprano
  • 2008 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Joshua Copeland, baritone
    • Honorable Mention
      • Matthew Anderson, tenor
  • 2006 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
    • Honorable Mention
      • Matthew Anderson, tenor
      • Abigail Nims, mezzo-soprano
  • 2004 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Nathan Davis, tenor
    • Honorable Mention
      • Stacey Mastrian, soprano
      • Michelle Rice, mezzo-soprano
  • 2002 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Christopher Burchett, baritone
    • Honorable Mention
      • Ryan Turner, tenor
      • Aaron Engebreth, baritone
      • Amelia Kubala, mezzo-soprano
  • 2000 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano
    • Honorable Mention
      • Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano
      • Christina Pier, soprano
      • Sumner Thompson, baritone