heafner/williams vocal competition
judge biographies for 2015 have been posted
dates for 2015 are march 21, 22
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Congratulations to the 2015 Winner, Joshua Conyers

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2015 Competition Details

All of the HEAFNER/WILLIAMS VOCAL COMPETITION events take place at the Lincoln Cultural Center which is located at 403 East Main Street in Lincolnton. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

The competition dates are MARCH 21st and 22nd, 2015.

On March 21st, the semi-final round start time is TBA.

On March 22nd, the final round begins at 3 pm.

Please refer to the application form for further information.


Welcome to the Heafner Williams Vocal Competition site!

The Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition seeks to identify and offer assistance to highly talented vocalists and to encourage the theatrical vocal arts. As Americans who were trained here and have sung around the world, we have both been greatly assisted in our careers by having won many contests and scholarships. We truly understand how these encouragements not only help financially, but give a boost to the spirit to know that one’s talent is appreciated and awarded. It is our hope to help further the career aims of talented young people this year and in future years. Fortunately we have the sponsorship of the Lincoln Cultural Center and a committee from our community who work very hard to help us realize our goals.


It is a rare opportunity to be able to hear this sort of competition. We hope to see you at the upcoming events and sincerely appreciate the support you provide to the gifted contestants who are the future of music.

Carolyn Heafner and Robert Williams

-Founders and Directors

George Shirley & Krista Wilhemsen

Joann Martinson

Randolph Shives & Cathy Davis 10th Anniversary

Jeffrey Hill