The 2016 SummerFest Young Artist Training Program applications are now open. A combined professional training & performing program that takes place in Pittsburgh for a minimum of 4-6 weeks (depending on casting) from June 13 – July 24 2016. Four levels available: Resident, Featured, Young & Apprentice Artists with opportunities for solo performance for all participants. Apply now!
Now open to U.S. and Canadian citizens and residents! The Ziering-Conlon Initiative at The Colburn School, James Conlon, Artistic Advisor, is hosting a national Art Song competition for U.S. and Canadian citizens and residents under the age of 31. This Initiative is inspired by LA Opera's "Recovered Voices" project. The objective of this competition is to introduce music of composers suppressed during the Nazi regime to young singers and collaborative pianists and to reward excellence in its performance. Live finals, with audience, to be held at The Colburn School on December 6, 2015. Cash prizes totaling $12,000 ($5,000 First Prize) will be awarded to all finalists. Plus, a fully underwritten residency at SongFest 2016 will be offered to the winner, courtesy of SongFest. For those requiring it (singers and pianists), roundtrip domestic airfare and accommodations will be provided for the competition weekend. Meals are also provided. Apply by October 15 through YAP Tracker.
Opera Audition Training, All-Rounder and Studio for Developing Voices (Opera, Oratorio and Art Song) and Art Song Summer Programs for Singers and Pianists in the heart of Germany. Stellar international faculty includes Jennifer LARMORE, Lawrence BROWNLEE, Francisco ARAIZA, Roger VIGNOLES, Brian ZEGER (master classes); pedagogues from Europe and USA (Indiana University, Ohio State University, and others); and CASTING DIRECTORS from prominent European houses and festivals: Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Theater an der Wien, Opéra de Lyon, Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, Theater Sankt Gallen, Theater Freiburg, Staatstheater Saarbrücken, and others. We are already receiving applications for Summer 2016! Visit: www.sg-imfa.com
The Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition returns for its 28th year in a 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 on the main stage of the WInspear Opera House on April 30th, 2016. $10,000 will be awarded to the First Prize Winner. The deadline to apply is November 15th, 2015. Full details on http://dallasopera.org/support/guild/vocal-competition/
Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Auditions - Application Deadline is October 16!! Resident Artist opportunities may include: • Perform principal and/or comprimario roles in mainstage productions • Cover principal roles • Perform auditions for artist managers and opera companies • Perform art song recitals • Perform principal roles in fully-staged Resident Artist productions • Perform throughout the region to promote Pittsburgh Opera • Receive individual coaching from Opera music staff; participate in master classes • Concerts with Pittsburgh Symphony, Chatham Baroque, Erie Philharmonic 2016-17 Audition Information can be found at http://www.pittsburghopera.org/pages/2016-17-auditions. Apply now!
Apply Now to the Music Academy's 2016 Voice Program! The Music Academy of the West is a full-scholarship program offering an opportunity for 23 singers (ages 18-34) to study and perform during an 8-week Summer School and Festival. Under the direction of celebrated mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, the Music Academy Voice Program is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent summer music programs for exceptional pre-professional musicians. Singers receive weekly private lessons, weekly masterclasses in front of an audience of typically 300 patrons, individual diction and language coaching, and a variety of training and performance opportunities including a fully-staged opera (2016 production: Bartered Bride), opera scenes, vocal chamber music, solo recitals and more. APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCT 18
Chautauqua Opera Company Young Artist Program Auditions NY, NY USA Type: Young Artist Program Age limit: 35 Deadline: apply by Thursday, October 1, 2015 Chautauqua's 2016 mainstage repertoire includes Verdi's "La Traviata" directed by Keturah Stickann and Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" directed by Ned Canty. Many principal, featured and supporting roles for all voice types will be assigned to Young Artists, who will work alongside established Guest Artists in both productions. Apprentices are also featured in two concerts (opera highlights and pops) with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, while Studio Artists are featured in recitals, a scenes program, musical theater revues, and outreach events.
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