SAS Performing Arts Vocal Competition 2021: American Musical Theater

Postponed until October 30, 2021.

Applictions Now Being Accepted

SAS Performing Arts Company, Incorporated is pleased to announce our 2021 American Musical Theater  Vocal competition.

Our company's mission is to focus on creating and helping to support developmental opportunities for emerging artists to study. To achieve that, we have instituted a competition for artists in the performing arts. Artists will compete for study and incentive awards. The complete submission process will be online to allow for COVID-19-related restrictions. SAS Performing Arts Company is closely following the progress of the pandameic and will proceed as the situation warrants.  We have reassessed the situation and have decided to move the competition until October 30, 2021.




  • The competition is open to all performers.

  • Our goal is to recognize artists who demonstrate that they can sing as well as create a character through their voice. 

  • The performer's challenge is to present to the judges a proper technique, an understanding of the text, and style of the selection.

  • There is no age limit.


  • December 22, 2020 - June 1, 2021 : $25   Early Application Fee*

  • June 2, 2021 - September 1, 2021 :   $35  Application Fee*


*All application fees are non-refundable.


Division II: American Musical Theater 


1st Prize: $2,000

2nd Prize: $1,000

3rd Prize:  $500

Audience Favorite Award: $250

Incentive Grants: $100 

Judges - American Musical Theater

Deborah Surdi - Former Executive of RCA Records

Maria Giorgio. - Aritistic Advisor SAS Performing Arts Company

Stephen Scovasso - Founder - SAS Performing Arts Company








HOW TO APPLY FOR DIVISION II - American Musical Theater

Complete the online application above.

The application cut off date is September 1, 2021.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact or staff at :

The American Musical Theater songs required:

A total of 3 pieces with one selection chosen from the following composers: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and Stephen Schwartz. 


  • Attach three (3) complete songs for the first round.  The submission should be a good quality recording, demonstrating the applicant’s vocal skill. 

  • Recordings should be of clear quality and include only the pieces submitted to the judges. Each selection should be provided as a separate upload and include piano accompaniment.

  • The judges will receive only the selections but not the applicant's information.

  • No repertoire changes are allowed after submission materials are received by SAS Performing Arts Company and Studios, Inc.

  • Selections must be well-recorded and clear. A recording that is not clear cannot be judged.

  • A recent headshot and resume must be downloaded.

  • Please process the application fee online.


  • The Semi-finalists will be announced by email, on social media on September 25, 2021.

  • Each semi-finalist will be invited to submit:

    • Three (3) video recordings in keeping with the repertoire requirements, as noted above. These video submissions may be the same selections as you submitted for the first round. For the Semi-finals, you are free to submit other pieces if you would like.

    • A 250-300 word biography.

  • These materials must be uploaded to SAS Performing Arts, through their website, no later than October 3, 2021.

  • All Semi-Finalists are hereby informed that we may use their video, biography, and headshot in our publicity and promotional material.

  • If materials not received by the cut off date, participant will be disqualified from the competition.


  • Finalists will be announced by email, on our social media pages, and in a press release no later than October 10, 2021. All Finalists will be featured on our social media and website leading up to our final round.

  • The final round, held October 30, 2021, will be a streamed concert of select videos submitted by our finalists. No additional or new materials will be needed for the Finals.

  • We strongly encourage all finalists to attend the finals concert with as many family and friends as possible.

  • The winners are announced at the end of the Concert.

The SAS Performing Arts Company and Studios, Inc.

P.O. Box 200144

Newark, NJ  07102

Telephone: (646) 858-9918

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