Each year, VASTA presents the Vocal Excellence Awards to students participating in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships, part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).

The Vocal Excellence Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding vocal work in students across the United States.

In each of the eight regional festivals, one Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nominee or his/her scene partner is selected to be honored. The honoree receives a VASTA Vocal Excellence certificate.

At the national festival held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., a VASTA Award Master Class is held for all the finalists in the Irene Ryan competition. The student selected for the Vocal Excellence Award receives a certificate and a $500 cash award.


For more information about KCACTF, you can visit their website at kcactf.org