Singers Awards

The Wagner Society of New York is dedicated to supporting promising young Wagnerian singers. Awards are funded by generous Society members who established the Robert Lauch Memorial Endowed Fund and the Ursula Springer Endowed Fund. Additional grants are occasionally offered, supported by member contributions.


The Wagner Society of New York welcomes applications for its 31st annual Singers Competition, with the live Final Round to take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at Merkin Hall in New York City. The prizes will be awarded as the Robert Lauch Memorial prize ($6000), and the Ursula Springer prize ($3000), along with several other prizes in lesser amounts to be given at the judges’ discretion. The purpose of these awards is to identify and support emerging dramatic voices with Wagnerian potential.
Information and application is available on YAPTracker.  Click on “Apply Online” to access the application form; the deadline is March 31, 2024.

The 2024 auditions are organized by the WSNY’s Artists’ Committee.

Cori Ellison, Chair
Ken Benson
Tyson Deaton
Roger Malouf
Deborah Surdi