The 6th Annual NextGen National Finals

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The 6th Annual NextGen National Finals

Join us as 10 of the most talented collegiate vocalists compete for cash prizes and performance opportunities with APO

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Register to tune in, enjoy and vote on performances from 10 of our country's finest young vocalists! The 2023 NextGen finalists will compete at Lincoln Center on February 19 at 2pm.

The event will be streamed live on our YouTube channel. This event is LIVE! So you can only watch the performances on the 19th, the stream will be available starting at 1:30pm. Voting will close 10 minutes after the last performance so get those votes in!

You won't want to miss incredible performances from:

  • Sarah Cassidy (Indiana University)
  • Jayna Glynn (Missouri State University)
  • Mya Hunter (Howard University)
  • Hannah Kulawiak (Indiana University)
  • David Mejia (Texas Christian University)
  • Chris Richie (Oklahoma City University)
  • TJ Staten (Webster University)
  • Yumeko Stern (New York University)
  • Anthony Voiers (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
  • Sam Yousuf (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music)


  • Jordyn Taylor (Howard University)
  • Christian Clausnitzer (West Virginia University)

Our judges for the Finals will be announced shortly!

APO is honored to offer the "Chip Hand Prize for Vocal Excellence", generously sponsored by Ann and Lloyd Hand, to the first place male winner in memory of Chip Hand. This competition would not be possible without the support of Ann and Lloyd Hand, The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, and our faithful APO supporters!

NextGen is a completely free vocal competition to enter and all expenses are paid for by the American Pops Orchestra! APO is able to produce this competition every year with the help of generous donations from viewers and fans of our work. Thank you for supporting these young artists and the arts!

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