Balance Arts Opera Berlin 2018 Presents: AUDITION SUCCESS June 26 - July 5th. Through one-on-one lessons in voice, Alexander Technique, acting, and musical coaching transform your 3 arias for the fall 2018 audition season! There will also be master classes, mock auditions, German lessons and guidance on how to audition in Europe. Faculty: Thomas Michael Allen, Abbie Furmanski, Gary Jankowsky, Ann Rodiger, Boon Koh, John Norris, Tomoko Okada, Chris Crans, Aenne Troester, Zenaida des Aubris. Visit balanceartscenter.com to apply. Application fee 25 Euros, workshop fee 1600 Euros. Application deadline: June 1, 2018. Visit www.balanceartscenter.com for more info.
The Hart Institute for Women Opera Administrators is now receiving applications! This year's curriculum will include sessions on the role of the Board, leadership development, personal branding, media and PR training, effective artist management, and navigating recruiting processes for senior level positions. To continue to develop their musical skills, which is essential for any opera executive, the administrators will observe rehearsals with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and conducting master classes. Special sessions on Marketing, Development, and Finance will also be offered to these administrators. The residency in Dallas will take place November 5-10, 2018. Selected applicants will receive a stipend, travel, and housing.
From the team that brought the Premiere Opera International Vocal Competition comes the highly anticipated inaugural year of the Premiere Opera International Summer Program. Don't miss your opportunity for amazing performance opportunities, to work with world-class vocal faculty and career consultants, combined with internationally accredited Italian language and culture classes, all within the backdrop of a stunning medieval Italian town. Take your voice and career to the next level! We would be honored to have you apply. Act Now, as our deadline has been extended through May 15th! We look forward to seeing you July 14 – August 4, 2018 in Urbania, Italy! For more information and to see our superb faculty: www.premiereoperasummer.com
2018 Kosciuszko Foundation Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition: Joshua Winograde – Associate Artistic Administrator; Director, National Council Auditions, The Metropolitan Opera. Diane Zola – Director of Artistic Administration, Houston Grand Opera. Gregory Henkel - Managing Director: Artistic, San Francisco Opera. Francesco Bottigliero - conductor. Honorary Juror: Joseph Calleja, tenor (to be present during the Finals). Honorary Patrons: Aleksandra Kurzak, soprano & Roberto Alagna, tenor. Artistic Director: Edyta Kulczak, mezzo-soprano Principal Resident Artist at the Metropolitan Opera. The Competition is open to singers of all voice types and all nationalities who are 20-32 years of age. The Competition will take place on November 3-4, 2018 at Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. PRIZES: $8,000 / $5,000 / $3,000 www.kfsembrich.org
Corso d'Opera offers a unique opportunity for young singers to grow and increase skills on all points of view. The residency will be held in one of most astonishing places of Tuscany, Cortona, and will be led by great and renowned artists such as Mirella Parutto - Hugo De Ana - Alessandro Corbelli and excellent professionals of several sectors, such as bioenergetics, body training and self-managing. Grants for 1.600 euro are available by written request for each student. For Italian residents, any passport citizen, the Masterclass will be totally fee free. Deadline: May 12th 2018. Any request for entering the program made after the deadline will be accepted only if places are available. Accommodation will be provided by organization at the own costs of the students. Apartments completely equipped shared with other students in between 18 and 22 euros per day.
MINNEAPOLIS MN: June 24 to July 14: Deadline approaching May 4! The Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute builds upon the basic skills of singing, acting, and moving, and unifies these essential musical and theatrical components into integrated performance, applicable to all styles of performance, from traditional opera to Broadway musicals to new and experimental music-theater. Participants work a stimulating and challenging environment of observation, support, and instruction, focusing on individual growth instead of competition. “I’ve been stretched body, mind, and soul • I'm ready to embrace new challenges full of imagination, creativity, sensitivity and an acceptance of myself I’ve never had before • It truly changed my entire way of thinking!” For more information visit www.wesleybalk.org
DEADLINE APPROACHING: The 2018-19 deadline for applications for The American Prize Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards is May 31, 2018. There is no need to email in advance of your intention to apply. No live competition. The American Prize judges commercial and non-commercial recordings only. Apply online or send discs. Separate divisions for men and women. Separate categories for professional, college/university, and nonprofessional singers in opera/operetta. and art song/oratorio. Among our artist-judges: Sharon Sweet, Susanne Mentzer, Jay White (Chanticleer), Anne Harley. Since 2010, thousands of artists have derived benefit from their participation in The American Prize national nonprofit competitions in the arts.
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