West Valley Chorale

West Valley Chorale’s Fifth Annual Young Singers Competition Results


The West Valley Chorale, under the direction of Ken Goodenberger, is pleased to announce the winners of our Fifth Annual Young Singers Competition.

 First Place Winners – Max Farkas and Leilani Miranda

Second Place Winner – Brianna Stenke


We are already looking forward to our Sixth Annual Young Singers Competition which will be held during the fall of 2024.  Up to $2000 in scholarships will be awarded.

High School Juniors and Seniors who reside in and attend high school in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area during the 2024-2025 school year are eligible and encouraged to apply.

The application form and competition dates will be available during the summer of 2024.  Check back then for more details.

The application will consist of the following:
1. A video that showcases their talent. Applicants may select a Classical or Broadway piece to perform.
2. An Application of Intent, with parental consent where applicants are under 18 signed by a
parent/guardian and a publicity head shot in .JPG format.
3. The video, head shot, and Application of Intent will be submitted by email to
YSCEntries@westvalleychoraleaz.org. Submission Deadline is TBD – Fall 2024.  

Finals for our Young Singers Competition will take place at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 13658 W. Meeker Blvd, Sun City West on TBD – Fall 2024.  This website page will be updated throughout the competition period.   


FUNDING:  These competitions are funded solely through the generous donations of our audience.  Donation jars and envelopes are available at all concerts for this purpose. Checks may be made out to The West Valley Chorale, P.O. Box 9415, Surprise AZ 85374. The West Valley Chorale is an Arizona 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts organization.  Donations are tax exempt to the extent allowed by law.

2023-2024 Winners Announced

♫ ♫♪♫  ♪ ♪  ♪ ♫ ♫ ♫  ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫  

First Place Winners – $750 Scholarship per Winner  

Max Farkas
Leilani Miranda 

Second Place Winner – $500 Scholarship 

Brianna Stenke

2022-2023 Winners Announced

♫ ♫ ♫  ♪ ♪  ♪ ♫ ♫ ♫  ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫   

First Place Winner – $600 Scholarship 

Isabella San Pablo

Second Place Winner – $400 Scholarship 
Leilani Miranda

2019-2020 Winners Announced

The third annual Vocal Competition was held.  Unfortunately, owing to Covid the Spring concert at which they were to sing had to be canceled.  We congratulate the winners and hope their vocal training is progressing well.

First Place Winners – $700 Scholarship Per Winner
Emma Anderson
Ashley Bragg

Second Place Winners – $300 Scholarship Per Winner
Kaylea Vance
Ryley Youngs

2018-2019 Winners Announced

On November 3, 2018, several great young singers participated in our second West Valley Youth Vocal Competition. Here are the results:

First Place Winners – $800 Scholarship Per Winner
Makenzie Couch
Josh Pike

Second Place Winners – $400 Scholarship Per Winner
Katherine Baier
Quincy Janisse

Josh performed at our December Concerts and Makenzie performed at our April Concerts.  Both did an outstanding job.  We are so pleased to offer this opportunity to young singers.

2018-2019 Winners Announced

Through generous donations from our patrons and supporters during our 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, the Chorale implemented a vocal award program to recognize and support young vocalists during our 2017-18 season.  Auditions were held in November 2017 for students in the Dysart School District.  Awardees were:

Elizabeth Juillet (Willow Canyon)$400
Megan Lundberg (Valley Vista) $400
Abby Pruzinski (Valley Vista)  $300
Allison Belson (Valley Vista)$300
Todd Horne (Valley Vista) $300
Eliza Hill (Shadow Ridge)  $300