Stars of Tomorrow 2024

Stars of Tomorrow Vocal Competition

for New Jersey High School Students

Light Opera of NJ (LONJ) will host Stars of Tomorrow, a vocal competition for New Jersey High School students. The competition will consist of a qualifying round based on videos submitted online, followed by a semifinal round on April 6 at 10 AM in South Orange, NJ and the finals on April 21 at 2 PM in Basking Ridge, NJ. The grand prize is $1000 and an appearance in an upcoming LONJ Main Stage production, $500 for second place and $250 for third place as determined by the judges; plus $100 for the winner of the audience favorite award.

Registration is now open on THIS PAGE and it closes on March 15, so send us your videos and hold the dates open for the semifinals and finals. We need unedited videos of two songs in contrasting styles without any kind of audio enhancement. Both may come from the Musical Theater repertoire, both from the Operatic repertoire or one from each. They may be recorded with or without accompaniment and need not be professionally produced.  A video made on a mobile phone is fine. We request a nominal $20 registration fee, but alternatives are available if the fee would otherwise prevent your participation.

Tickets for non-contestants attending the final round are available at $35 for the competition only and $45 for both the competition and reception with refreshments immediately after.  Order them on THIS PAGE.  For more information, please email