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 2014. Further information is available here.

The next competition will take place on May 22, 2016, and the deadline to apply is March 11. Details about this year’s competition, and the application process, are available here.

Past winners include:

  • 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 • Website
    • Honorable Mention
      • Steven Brennfleck, tenor • Website
        Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano • Website
        Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone
  • 2010 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Laura Atkinson, mezzo-soprano • Website
    • Honorable Mention
      • Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano • Website
        Jason Steigerwalt, baritone • Website
        Yulia Van Doren, soprano • Website

  • 2008 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Joshua Copeland, baritone • Website
    • Honorable Mention
      • Matthew Anderson, tenor • Website
  • 2006 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano • Website
    • Honorable Mention
      • Matthew Anderson, tenor • Website
      • Abigail Nims, mezzo-soprano • Website
  • 2004 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Nathan Davis, tenor
    • Honorable Mention
      • Stacey Mastrian, soprano • Website
      • Michelle Rice, mezzo-soprano • Website
  • 2002 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Christopher Burchett, baritone • Website
    • Honorable Mention
      • Ryan Turner, tenor • Website
      • Aaron Engebreth, baritone • Website
      • Amelia Kubala, mezzo-soprano
  • 2000 Winners
    • First Prize
      • Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano • Website
    • Honorable Mention
      • Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano • Website
      • Christina Pier, soprano • Website
      • Sumner Thompson, baritone • Website