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Vocal Award

In partnership with The KaMYM Trust

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The KaMYM Trust extends an invitation to singers aged 16-25, to be chosen to participate in a masterclass culminating with the Passaggio Vocal Award. 


A vocal masterclass is similar to a voice lesson, with the added element of performance.  Singers perform one or more well-rehearsed songs with the instruction of a master teacher, in front of an audience that includes other singers.  Whether as a performer or an observer, it's a marvellous opportunity for advanced singers to learn from a professional!   

2025 Passaggio Vocal Award

Summer 2025

Details to be announced.

Please see below for further information for applicants and how to register interest for 2025

Information for Singers


  • Prize money up to £200.

  • Winner to perform at next year’s masterclass.


  • Professional “Master”

  • Anna Nicolaus (Patron)

  • KaMYM Trust Chair (or designee)

The deadline for the 2024 Awards was 30 March 2024 and we are no longer taking applications.

If you'd like to be notified when next year's Award is open for applications please let us know using the contact us page.

Eligibility for applications

  • Singers must be aged 16 – 25 (as of the date of the masterclass).

  • Have a home address in Kent or Medway.

  • Entry fee of £8 to be paid at the time of the entry application.

  • Applications are accepted through our online application form only.

Information for competitors

  • Open to all genres of music.

  • Two contrasting songs to be performed from memory. The combined time of the songs may not to exceed 7 minutes. (Time may not allow for the performance of both songs).

  • Songs may be accompanied, self-accompanied, or a cappella.  No backing tracks - acoustic performance only: no microphones, electric instruments, amplifiers, or other technical equipment. An accompanist will be provided but competitors are also welcome to bring their own. Singers choosing to work with the provided accompanist may rehearse with them in their own time and at their own expense.

  • Notice to chosen competitors: TBA

  • Singers chosen to compete must provide one copy of the sheet music at least two weeks before the masterclass.

  • Deadline for sheet music: TBA

Other things to note

  • Up to six competitors will be chosen to work with the 'master'. In addition, two standbys will be chosen (in case of cancellation by a competitor).

  • Applicants not chosen to compete are encouraged to attend and will be granted free entry as observers.

Rachael Lloyd

'Master' 2024

The KaMYM Trust are delighted to welcome Mezzo Soprano, Rachael Lloyd as 'Master'. 


Mark Bromley

Accompanist 2024

The KaMYM Trust are delighted to welcome Mark Bromley as accompanist. 

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