BCCO Vocal Soloists Search

"Working with BCCO really opened my eyes to fine arts that are available and accessible to an entire community
the Mozart in January was one of the greatest things I've ever been a part of.” – Ariana Strahl, 2017 soprano soloist

Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra
Photo credit: Bill Hocker 

Our newest initiative, started in fall 2017, supports exceptional vocal talent whose professional careers are not yet fully established. Winners chosen via a nationwide search receive an honorarium, airfare, rehearsal expenses, accommodations, professional recordings of their performances with BCCO, and access to photos and marketing materials from the concerts. This new effort supplements our ongoing initiatives to provide opportunities for emerging conductors and composers.



Past Competition  Winners

Julia Metzler, soprano »
Christian Ketter, tenor »

YoonGeong Lee, soprano »
Katherine Trimble, mezzo soprano »
Derek Jackenheimer, tenor »
André Chiang, baritone »

Emily Skilling, mezzo-soprano »