Clare and Josef Meier
Young Vocal Artist Competition

The Young Vocal Artists Competition has undergone several significant changes in 2016. Most importantly, YVAC is now a jointly sponsored event by DCU and the music department of Black Hills State University. The new committee board consists of Dr. Charles Canaan, Dr. Jonathan Nero, Nancy Roberts, Paul Robinson and Ken Dewell. YVAC gives talented young vocalists an opportunity to compete, receive independent workshop guidance and monetary prizes. The committee’s goal is to work hard to keep this valuable venture strong and healthy for years to come. Visit the competition website here: http://www.meieryvac.com/

As the result of this new partnership the 2016 competition will be held in the First Congregational Church in Rapid City and the 2017 competition will be held in the Meier Recital Hall at BHSU in Spearfish. In addition to the cash awards, BHSU will offer music scholarships for the winners. The top three contestants will perform at the DCU spring concert.

Past Winners

2016 Competition


2015 Competition - No Program


2014 Competition


2013 Competition


2012 Competition


2011 Competition


2010 Competition


2009 Competition


2008 Competition


2007 Competition