We are thrilled to announce the creation of the Marni Nixon International Vocal Competition Viva Voce Inc., a 501 (c) n3 non-profit Organization, the purpose of which is to sponsor the professional development and advancement of all talented classical and musical theater vocalists pursuing a career in the performing arts. It is a great passion of mine to give back to the community in which I have seen many successful years of my own career, and lead a new generation of singers passionately into the future.
Together with my friend and colleague, Stephen Crawford, the Marni Nixon International Vocal Competition hosted its first annual gala in Phoenix, Arizona in February, and is now offering its first online classical art song competition from March 15 April 30, 2016. Next, we plan to host a live audition competition in Fall 2016 opera only in Phoenix. And finally, we plan to expand our competition to include musical theater and contemporary commercial music in 2017. Please click here to find more information.
Welcome to our new managing director, Noelle Karnolt. Noelle will be developing and overseeing all fundraising activities related to the competition, as well as managing the day-to-day operations. We are currently seeking two administrative volunteers; if you are interested and able, please contact Noelle at for further information.
Lastly, this endeavor can only be successful insofar as we are able to establish a generous, consistent flow of donated funds. If you are able, please consider adding the Marni Nixon International Competition to your list of annual charitable giving. You may arrange a donation through Noelle, or through our website.