National Singing Competition Based in Georgia Seeking Applicants for January Contest

August 23
10:22 PM 2012


American Traditions Competition (ATC) is now searching for singers to submit applications for their 2013, annual competition held January 15-19 in Savannah, Georgia. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2012. A downloadable application is available on the American Traditions website,, on the Contestants Information page, along with complete American Traditions Competition details.   

The American Traditions Competition was established to provide a forum for showcasing tomorrow’s vocal talents and superstars; and to celebrate the diverse repertoire of standard, classic American music.  Now in its 20th year, the American Traditions Competition brings to the stage world-class celebrity judges and over 30 of the nation’s best singers who compete for gold, silver and bronze medals as well as more than $40,000 in cash prizes. The competition music celebrates American composers such as Barber, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington and Savannah’s own Johnny Mercer

Distinguished conductor, arranger, record producer and 2012 competition judge, Robert Sadin said of the American Traditions Competition, "Quite simply, I consider ATC to be a uniquely wonderful and invaluable cultural asset." ATC Board President Beckett Spreng adds, “Under the artistic direction of Vale Rideout, a 2006 American Traditions Gold Medalist and American tenor who has garnered critical acclaim for his musical artistry throughout the United States and Europe, we expect this to be a year filled with talent unlike we’ve ever experienced.

Applicants will be judged according to technique, artistry, performance and diversity of genres. Full details for contestants are available on the ATC website. 


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Stephen Hanks During more than 30 years as a magazine publisher/editor/writer for a variety of national magazines and websites, Stephen Hanks has written about sports, health and nutrition, parenting, politics, the media, and most recently, musical theater, and cabaret. While by day, Stephen is the Advertising Sales Director for Habitat Magazine (a publication covering life in New York Metro area co-ops and condos), by night he writes reviews and columns about New York City cabaret for Stephen also writes feature stories about cabaret for Cabaret Scenes Magazine. From 2010 to mid-2014, he served as the first Board President of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, which workshops new musicals in New York City (he is now a member of the MMTL Advisory Board. Stephen is also the founder, producer and director of the Broadway Musical Fantasy Camp, which is a workshop for amateur performers that rehearses and presents staged readings of classic Broadway Musicals. In 2011, Stephen was an Associate Producer for the Off-Broadway show THE FARTISTE. In 2013-14, Stephen staged his debut solo cabaret show, "Beyond American Pie: The Don McLean Songbook" at the Metropolitan Room in New York. Please contact Stephen with your comments and questions at: