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The 15th Annual Vocal Scholarship Competition

Launched in 2006, the annual competition at the University of Kentucky marks a continued partnership between Alltech and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre. This is the largest vocal competition in Kentucky, and it has helped position UK Opera Theatre as a Richard Tucker Music Foundation top-recommended opera program.

Since its start, more than 150 students have received more than $1.3 million in cash prizes and more than $5.6 million in scholarships and assistantships. This totals more than $7 million in collaborative investment in the lives of students who want to pursue a career in the arts at UK.

Winners receive opportunities beyond scholarship money. Alltech Vocal Scholars have contributed to Alltech’s philanthropic efforts in Haiti by teaching music to Haitian primary school children. They have also performed at numerous events, including the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM in 2010 and 2014, the company’s annual international conference, Ambassador Dinners around the world and annual holiday event, the Alltech Celebration of Song.

Alltech and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre cordially invite you to enjoy this enriching experience free of charge. Join us as vocal students deliver remarkable performances in hopes of winning life-changing prizes.


March 1, 2020 | 2 p.m. EST


Singletary Center for the Arts
405 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40508

Click here to donate to the Pearse Lyons ACE Foundation:

If you prefer to donate by check please mail it to:
Pearse Lyons ACE Foundation
c/o Faye Aubrey
3031 Catnip Hill Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356

Do what makes your heart sing!

Check out highlights from previous winners and participants!