May 24-27, 2022
The Butler Opera International Voice Competition unites three Austin musical forces to identify, support and reward the world’s finest emerging vocal talent.
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Opera Center at the University of Texas, the Central Texas Philharmonic and Austin Opera unite to award over $30,000 in prize money. Awards are earned through a May 27 concert with the Central Texas Philharmonic at Bates Recital Hall on the campus of UT Austin. An international panel of judges will select the winners. Every finalist will receive a $1,000 award.
The top cash prizes in 2022 are $10,000 1st prize, $6,000 2nd prize, $4,000 3rd prize, and $2,500 for superlative vocal artistry in honor of soprano Kerry French McKechnie.
The 2022 application deadline is February 1, 2022. APPLY NOW.
Stay tuned for more details of our festival built around the competition. Key events are open to the public including masterclasses, industry panel discussions, and the final concert where winners will be selected. In 2022 all public Festival events will be held live at the University of Texas and through ZOOM.
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