Monday, June 1, 2020

Masterwork Arts Announces the $10K Vocal Competition Award Winner

The Masterwork Music and Art Foundation is proud to announce the winner of our Vocal Competition Award, Stephanie E. Leotsakos.

The Competition had many excellent candidates. The final winner, Soprano, Stephanie E. Leotsakos, was selected because of her outstanding artistic skill and talent, her commitment to excellence in the arts, and the range of her musical accomplishments. For more about Stephanie E. Leotsakos, visit:

The Vocal Competition Award was designed to aid an emerging singer with his or her career aspirations and development. The Competition was national, and open to singers in all genres.  Each of the many contestants sent a fifteen-minute video, an essay and a biographical profile. 

The Vocal Competition Award is the brainchild of Wayne Walters, an accomplished singer, conductor, music educator and composer. We are proud to have Wayne Walters as a lead member of the Masterwork Music and Art Foundation Board.

We want to thank our team of adjudicators, an esteemed team that included choral directors, music educators and musicians, who evaluated the applications:  Roberta Maher, Jason Tramm, Matthew Lee, Rosemary Messineo, Mary Elena Mammon, Patty Ruggles, Elizabeth Perryman, Bob Hoven, Hadiza Dockeray and Stephen Bryant.

Our heartfelt thanks to all involved - the media outlets and community partners who promoted our award offering, our talented applicants, and our esteemed group of adjudicators. 

The Masterwork Foundation will present Stephanie E. Leotsakos in concert in Morris County.
The date has not yet been set due to Covid-19.

Masterwork Music & Art Foundation was founded more than 60 years ago in Morristown, New Jersey. The Founders, Shirley May and David Randolph, were passionate about the arts and understood the importance of nurturing developing artists, and making the arts available to a broad audience. Generations of artists were influenced by the years of concerts, theatrical events and fine arts projects Masterwork Arts funded and produced. 

Today, Masterwork Arts supports excellence in the arts through a variety of grant offerings and awards. To find out more, sign up for our enewsletter on

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