Academic Partners – our principal university or collegiate partners include those Washington, DC area academic institutions already possessing conservancy skills, higher jazz education and an established or recognized vocal department. Our chosen partners for 2017 include:

• Howard University
• Bowie State University
• George Mason University
• George Washington University

Deadlines – the deadline for all registered submissions shall be midnight on January 31, 2017 with no exceptions. A receipt of registry will be provided.

Action Date – The registrant’s submission will be processed via a central clearinghouse and distributed to one of our four judges who shall adjudicate the submission. The adjudication process will commence February 1st and conclude no later than February 28th based upon the total number of initial registrants.

Marketing/Advertising – Marketing shall be conducted via social media platforms that include the usual trends while simultaneously adhering to the governance of licensing, copyrighting, trademark and broadcasting guidelines. The advertising platforms will include both print and e-advertising outlets with national and international audiences. No genre or audience shall be excluded. Our objective will be to reach the broadest audience base possible without exception to their prior vocal qualifications. This competition is purely intended to be an amateur-oriented event.