Utah Opera Resident Artist Program - Application Deadline Friday, October 28! Utah Opera's Resident Artist Program for singers and pianists provides an integral step between graduate studies and a career. Participants spend nine months on a paid residency with Utah Opera developing professional skills through mainstage performances with Utah Opera and Utah Symphony, coachings, workshops, yoga, and masterclass sessions. Resident Artists also travel throughout the state to perform in-school presentations and teach students about the art of opera. Join us to take advantage of our outstanding performance and training opportunities in one of the most spectacular settings in North America!
Apply to the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition! Singers ages 18-32 are encouraged to apply for cash prizes and solo role contracts. Over $16,000 will be awarded at the finals on October 30th! Contracts will be offered for Opera Theater's 2017 Season: Sweeney Todd | Sondheim, Intermezzo | R. Strauss, Xerxes | Handel, A Gathering of Sons | Fulton (world premiere). Visit www.otsummerfest.org/artist-opportunities/voice-competition to learn more!
La Cenerentola: January 21 - February 19, 2017 Preliminary Deadline: Oct. 31, 2016 Final Deadline: Nov. 30, 2016 Lyric Opera Studio Weimar is a comprehensive opera training program for emerging professional singers considering a career in Europe, with a focus on the German theater system. Participants will sing a full role in La Cenerentola with orchestra, in the professional mainstage season of the Thüringer Symphoniker. We offer intensive training in singing, movement, rehearsal process and role study, master classes, individual lessons and stagecraft instruction, and daily German language training. We also offer sessions in audition techniques, career management and the opportunity to audition for German state and private agents. Scholarships available. Apply online: www.lyricoperastudioweimar.com; no application fee.
The Chautauqua Opera Company’s 2017 mainstage repertoire will be the U.S. Stage Premiere of Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” (arr. Ottorino Respighi) directed by Keturah Stickann, Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” directed by David Schweizer, and Philip Glass & Allen Ginsberg’s “Hydrogen Jukebox” directed by Cara Consilvio. In addition to singing and/or covering roles in the three mainstage productions, alongside established Guest Artists, Chautauqua Opera Young Artists are featured in over 30 unique events each season, including concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, recitals, music theater revues, outreach events, and more! For more information, please visit the company's website: http://ciweb.org/opera-young-artists-program. The deadline to apply is October 4.
Apply now for the 2017 Voice/Vocal Piano Programs at the Music Academy of the West! Full-scholarship summer program in Santa Barbara, CA, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As both a school and festival, the Academy offers singers and pianists weekly private lessons with world-renowned faculty/visiting artists, and abundant performance opportunities including weekly public masterclasses and fellow recitals with large audiences, a fully-staged opera (Donizetti's Elixir of Love), an opera scenes production, and the Marilyn Horne Song Competition awarding one singer and one pianist each a $4,000 cash prize and recital tour. Innovative Wellness Program includes free weekly cardio, kickboxing, and yoga classes, & counseling services. Apply by October 17.
The Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition returns for its 29th year in the re-envisioned and expanded format. The Guild is accepting applications from residents of all 50 states and U.S. Territories. Finalists will perform with The Dallas Opera Orchestra under the baton of renowned Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. $10,000 for the first prize winner. More information at http://dallasopera.org/support/guild/vocal-competition/. APPLY NOW!
The deadline for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Young Artist Program for singers, coaches (pianists), conductors, and directors is 4 days away! Applications close on Monday September 12th. Auditions take place in Houston, Cincinnati, and New York City the first week of November. The 2017 Festival will include 3 new productions: FALSTAFF (Verdi), ZÉMIRE ET AZOR (Grétry), and THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (Blitzstein). Principal, supporting and cover assignments are available. Artists will also receive professional development opportunities, and will be featured on a variety of concerts including SWAN SONGS (scenes from composers' final operas) and BROADWAY IN THE 1930s (including music by Gershwin, Rogers & Weill). We look forward to receiving your materials!
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