Singers ages 16 – 26 who live in the central valley are invited to perform three classical pieces of their choice (no longer than 20 minutes total) and are judged by professional artists. Winners in each age category receive an award ranging from $200 – $500.
The Kristina Townsend competition honors the memory Townsend Opera Players (now Opera Modesto) founder Erik Buck and Erika Townsend’s daughter Kristina. She loved music and singing. This competition is designed to encourage and inspire emerging talented young singers in her name.