American Traditions Competition Launches Call For The 2014 New Season

Kim Polote
Kim Polote

The American Traditions Competition prepares for the 2014 season by launching their call for entries. The competition’s dates are February 24-28, 2014 with the deadline for entries November 4, 2013.

The American Traditions Competition is a vocal competition held over five days in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. Over $40,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to the best of the best with $12,000 awarded to the winner of the Courtney Knight Gaines Gold Medal. Twenty-eight singers compete in front of five celebrated judges from stage and film through two nights of quarter-finals, one night of semi-finals and one night of finals.

The 2014 season marks the twenty-first year for American Traditions Competition. All of the past winners, and many of the competitors, have used their experience with the ATC to launch their careers in music. Some of those winners include Doug Carpenter; Co-winners, Ann Marie McPhail and Joshua Carswell; the 2013 winner, Kimberly Hawkey and Savannah’s Favorite Gold Medal Winner, Kim Polote.

The American Traditions Competition showcases contestants performing American Music from a diverse spectrum of established genres. Contestants must choose 9 songs from which three programs must be presented. These programs are what the applicant plans to sing in each of three rounds of the competition. Each of the 9 songs submitted on applications for the 2014 American Traditions Competition must have been composed by an American Composer (either natural born or naturalized American citizens), and must represent a distinct genre. For full details please visit

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