As we approach a fall opera audition season that will be unlike any we've seen before, YAP Tracker is committed to helping our members navigate the changes. Many companies will be opting for video or virtual auditions, so we've collected some resources we hope will be helpful.
Tri-Cities Opera's first national vocal competition, TCO NEXT, will encourage emerging professional singers by promoting new voices and new music. This completely online opportunity features an anonymous audio-only first round, and a focus on new music and musical theatre. Singers will compete for cash prizes with a grand prize of $3000 and a contract for a future role with Tri-Cities Opera. Early bird deadline: August 1, 2020.
Important information regarding young artist program deadlines during the coronavirus pandemic: North American opera companies continue to adjust reopening structures, including young artist training, around the fluid landscape of CoVid-19 restrictions. This season’s young artist opportunities may be posted later than usual as we prepare for this unusual audition season, so do not assume you have missed deadlines based on previous years' schedules. Continue to monitor YAP Tracker and each company’s website and social media channels for further updates and information.
Introducing the New Era Voice Festival — Artistic Autonomy and Creative Courage for Singers in a New Era. We at the M Institute for the Arts are proud to present a month of online workshops, masterclasses and live-streams with some of the most innovative thinkers in the industry. All of our offerings are centered on tools for singers wanting to find more power — as both artists and business people. Reject the passive voice and claim your autonomy as an artist in a new era.
NOW ONLINE! Now in its 43rd year, 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. With the health and safety of our participants and staff as our top priority, this year's Institute will be presented online. We have condensed the crucial elements into a two-week (10 day) session, July 10 to July 31. Tuition is $700. Visit us at www.wesleybalk.org. Past participants say: “This truly changed everything about what I thought classical music could be • I feel reconnected with my performance spirit • I have been revolutionized as a performer • This is where you go to find your creative soul again!”
Corso d'Opera offers a unique opportunity for young singers to develop their skills in all aspects of the profession. Extended Deadline: 15 June 2020. In 2020 cost of courses-travel-room & board for those eligible are totally covered by Corso d’Opera, thanks to grants from FondazioneCRFirenze, Comune Cortona and SIAE-MIBACT Progetto PerChiCrea. Teatro Carlo Felice Genova has partnered with Corso d’Opera to realize a production in the next seasons with students selected in Corso d’Opera Masterclass. New Deadline: 15 June 2020 http://www.corsodopera.org/progetto/iscrizioni/
Study with BARBARA FRITTOLI, two LA SCALA maestros, the teacher of Piotr BECZALA & Elina GARANCA, as well as the heads of Vocal Studies and Master Vocal Coaches at CURTIS, YALE, & AVA! This is an incredible group! You will simply will not find another opportunity this summer anywhere in the world, with this most supreme level of concentrated Technical Voice Training! Come on a VIRTUAL journey with us to discover the true Italian Technique with our Master Voice Experts and so much more! Join us for all 4 weeks (July 20 – August 15, 2020) or choose the week(s) you wish to attend! Discounted pricing offered. NO Application Fee! Auditors welcome! Deadline July 1st. Apply Now! www.premierevocalarts.com
Was your summer festival cancelled? Join us for the VIVA Festival! The Virtual Intensive Vocal Academy presented by Opera Project Columbus provides an opportunity for opera singers continue to work on their craft remotely with internationally-renowned faculty. These five classes will address far more than singing, focusing on practical aspects of a singer's career. The instructors—Ed Bak, Wendy Taucher, Giuseppe Filianoti, Devon Cass, and Emilio Pons—will give each give an hour-long class on topics such as the music of language, creating characters, details of Italian text and recitative, visual presentation, and tricks for auditioning in Europe. For more information and to apply, visit the Opera Project Columbus website.
The Eurasia Festival Virtual Opera Institute will offer singers from all over the world a unique opportunity to study roles from Tchaikovsky’s operas. Auditions are NOT required. Please submit a form of interest. The study program includes: ·Group diction classes via Zoom ·Individual coachings via Zoom (Please note: All piano accompaniment will be pre-recorded and sent to singers for use during coachings) ·Total Fee: $500 per session (4 weeks) ·Optional: Post COVID-19, run through your role with Maestro Sydykov at Eurasia Cultural Center in NYC. This option is good through May 2021 and is contingent on health and travel regulations. Role study sessions and repertoire: Eugene Onegin - June 3-28; Iolanta - July 1-26; Pique Dame - August 5-30.
Discover how to optimize your full singing potential, refine your artistry, and bring your whole self to the present moment with Balance Arts Center's Online Summer Intensives based in the Alexander Technique. Join us this summer for weeklong intensives that are designed for singers who want to deepen their understanding and embodiment of the Alexander Technique and take their craft to the next level. Through multidisciplinary group work and private sessions you will get a big-picture understanding of how the AT process can help you grow in every aspect of your life and art form. Choose from over 30 internationally renowned singers and vocal coaches to study with privately and in group classes.
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