The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington National Opera seek nominations for the 2017 Marian Anderson Vocal Award, which celebrates excellence in performance by recognizing a young American singer who has achieved initial professional success in the area of opera, oratorio, or recital repertory, and who exhibits promise for a significant career. In order to honor Marian Anderson’s musical and humanitarian legacy, the Award also encourages service and education. In addition to receiving a $10,000 cash prize and a Kennedy Center recital, the Award winner will participate in an educational residency at the opera workshop program of Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

The nomination process for the 2017 Marian Anderson Award opened on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The nomination form and more information can be found at http://www.kennedy-center.org/pages/specialevents/AndersonAward; the deadline for nominations is November 7, 2016.

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