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 The John Alexander National Vocal Competition seeks to recognize outstanding vocal opera and musical theatre talent from all over the United States. Competition winners will perform in the Stage Stars of Tomorrow Awards Concert.


John Alexander (1923-1990) was an internationally known operatic tenor from Meridian, Mississippi and the competition was named in his honor.






Age Categories:  

Musical Genres Categories:



Musical Theatre

Student Artist 

(age 18 to 25)  

Young Professional Artist 

(age 26 to 40) 




1st Price 

2nd Price   

3rd Price   

*Winners will be given priority consideration for roles in upcoming Mississippi Opera productions.

Prize Money:

Application Deadline:

Friday, September 28, 2018