The First Annual Hartt Vocal Performance Competition was held on Saturday, April 21. Judges were Robert Brubaker, Shawn Marie Jeffery and Elizabeth Lyra Ross. From the twelve finalists there were 4 prizes:
The Freshman Class Encouragement Award was awarded to mezzo-soprano Madison Finke.
The Dean's Prize went to sophomore Brittney Perkins, soprano.
The Vocal Studies Division Award for Seniors was awarded to Julia Orosz, mezzo-soprano.
The Grand Prize honor of Barbara Porter, was awarded to Judy Chirino, soprano.