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The Pasadena Vocal Competition (formerly Mentoris) is a 501-(c) 3 nonprofit organization, whose purpose is to financially support classical singers and promote community interest in opera. 2023 will mark the 6th year of the competition which has given away over $20,000 annually with funds awarded by the Pasadena Area Opera Trust.

The Trust was formed by the generous members of the Pasadena Opera Guild from 1967 to 2018. Numerous patrons, including soprano Angel Blue, Mezzo-soprano Milena Kitic and Baritone Rod Gilfry have also generously given awards in their names.

We invite you to make a donation in any amount to help support numerous talented young classical singers who are deserving of funds to further their studies and careers in opera. We thank you for your consideration and support!

Catherine Miller, Artistic Director

Catherine Miller

Pasadena Vocal Competition - Application

APPLICATION 2023

Pasadena Vocal Competition - Winners

WINNERS 2022

Pasadena Vocal Competition - Judges

2023 Judges

Past Winners

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The PVC Experience

Pasadena Vocal Competition

PVC Winners

Congratulations to all our winners

Our winners have since gone on to grace the stages of the Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera and The Metropolitan Opera, in addition to numerous international appearances.

PVC Mission

Our Mission is simple

To promote community interest and enjoyment of opera through the financial support of rising opera stars.

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