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Fri Feb 12, 2016

Applications now open: International Lyric Academy in Rome & Viterbo (ILAR) 2016!

Applications now open: International Lyric Academy in Rome & Viterbo (ILAR) 2016!

The International Lyric Academy is a unique opportunity for students and emerging artists; during an intensive month, they receive professional coachings, voice lessons and participate in a full range of classes, masterclasses, concerts, recitals and rehearsals culminating in four fully staged performances of “THE MAGIC FLUTE” by Mozart and “SUOR ANGELICA” and "LA BOHEME" by Puccini with the Festival’s Symphony Orchestra. Students will be able to participate in the Italian Opera Program and audition with the Royal Artists Management by merit. Please audition in the city you prefer or by recording - we will be in various cities throughout the USA. Apply Now and reserve your live audition!

Wed Feb 10, 2016

Master your craft: Opera Colorado Young Artist Program 2016-17

Master your craft: Opera Colorado Young Artist Program 2016-17

Do you feel like you spend more time preparing to perform than actually performing? At Opera Colorado, we believe the key to mastering your craft is through performance, not constant rehearsal. Each member of the Opera Colorado Young Artist Program has the incredible opportunity to sing all over the state of Colorado in touring productions, sing supporting roles and cover leading roles with one of the premier opera companies in the U.S., as well as receive individual coaching with world-class directors, conductors and singers to further their growth. Housing in beautiful Denver, CO is provided and competitive pay gives each Young Artist the opportunity to enjoy Colorado to the fullest. Apply today, this chance only comes around once a year! Application deadline: March 18, 2016.

Tue Feb 9, 2016

Deadline February 15: OCAVA-in-Rome Summer Program 2016

Deadline February 15: OCAVA-in-Rome Summer Program 2016

Following the great success from the previous years, OCAVA announces the OCAVA-in-Rome 2016 Summer Program for singers in Rome, Italy. The carefully chosen young vocal artists from the United States and abroad will come to Rome to work closely with an internationally renowned faculty on this intensive three-week program that combines daily voice lessons, master classes, lectures/workshops, group discussions, public concerts, and Italian language study. This three-week program is open to high school and college students/graduates, and accomplished amateurs who want to develop performance skills, expand repertoire, improve vocal technique, and actively participate in music making and performances in a highly professional atmosphere. The deadline to apply is February 15! Apply now.

Mon Feb 8, 2016

Final Deadline Next Monday 2/15: SongFest 2016

Final Deadline Next Monday 2/15: SongFest 2016

FINAL DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION THROUGH RECORDING IS NEXT MONDAY FEBRUARY 15TH! Join us at SongFest 2016 May 28-June 26 in sunny Los Angeles at the state-of-the-art Colburn School. Over 100 singers from college freshmen to college teachers join over 20 internationally renowned teachers, performers, and pedagogues, from pianists Martin Katz, Margo Garrett, and Roger Vignoles, to singers Anthony Dean Griffey, Susanne Mentzer, Sanford Sylvan, and Lucy Shelton, to composers William Bolcom, Jake Heggie, and John Musto for a month jam-packed with discovery in song through master classes, performances, and one-on-one lessons and coachings. Apply today!

Fri Feb 5, 2016

Deadline one week away: 2016 James Toland Vocal Arts Competition

Deadline one week away: 2016 James Toland Vocal Arts Competition

JUST ONE WEEK UNTIL THE FINAL DEADLINE! The JTVA Vocal Competition welcomes exceptional singing in genres from opera, oratorio and art songs, to jazz, musical theater and cabaret standards. There are no specific age, education or residency requirements. Two levels of competition based on vocal experience are offered and ALL finalists receive a cash award. Awards total $20,000, as well as soloist performance opportunities with both the Oakland Symphony and the Masterworks Chorale in San Mateo. Applications will be accepted only until February 12, 2016.

Thu Feb 4, 2016

Apply now: Halifax Summer Opera Festival 2016

Apply now: Halifax Summer Opera Festival 2016

Visit the beautiful East Coast of Canada and learn a complete role in a work from standard repertoire at Canada's most supportive and friendly summer opera training program! The Halifax Summer Opera Festival is entering its 12 year. Materials accepted by digital upload and Skype. The final deadline to apply is March 31, 2016. "Halifax Summer Opera Festival is sort of magical. It's an excellent place to work on your first role, or to try something that you've always wanted to do! The productions are creative and full of ideas. The rehearsal process allows for performers to experiment dramatically and musically in a safe and fun environment: No matter where you are along your path, you are respected and appreciated for what you can contribute to the production" - Nick Borg, Canadian baritone, now at the University of Toronto's Opera Program.

Wed Feb 3, 2016

Adventure awaits: Land of Enchantment Opera Institute 2016

Adventure awaits: Land of Enchantment Opera Institute 2016

At the heart of every great experience is passion – for a new culture, a new adventure, even a new way of expressing yourself. It’s about experiencing those moments that leave you feeling energized, enriched and renewed. And it’s about creating memories that will inspire you for a lifetime. Welcome to the Land of Enchantment Opera Summer Institute in Gallup, New Mexico, a city that celebrates Adventure, Steeped in Culture. Apply by April 4, 2016.

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