Over $30,000 USD will be awarded in our 2023 Competition,
and a contract to perform with the Central Texas Philharmonic.
1st prize- $10,000
2nd prize- $6,000
3rd prize- $4,000
The Kerry French McKechnie prize for superlative vocal artistry- $2,500
Encouragement prize- $1,500
Audience Favorite prize- $1,000
Winners of our 2022 Competition:
1st prize- $10,000, The Classical Artists Development Foundation Award to Magdalena Kuźma
2nd prize- $6,000, The Martha Peak Rochelle Award to Anthony Ciaramitaro
3rd prize- $4,000, The Marilyn T. Gaddis, Ph.D & George C. Carruthers Award to Teresa Perrotta
Encouragement prize- $1,500, The Carol Walsh-Knutson and Kelley Knutson Award to Jongwong Han
Audience Favorite prize- $1,000, The Sissi O’Reilly Audience Favorite Award to Kyle van Schoonhoven
The Kerry French McKechnie prize for superlative vocal artistry – $2,500 to Kyle van Schoonhoven
Beloved by the entire UT community soprano Kerry French McKechnie’s memorable performances inspired us all. The sheer beauty of her voice and her ethereal musicality expressed the essence of the human condition, and lives in our memories to this day.