Annapolis Opera

Vocal Competition Application 2021

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Deadline: Friday February 12, 2021

All applications must be submitted through YAP Tracker. 

In light of the pandemic and in order to support artists, Annapolis Opera will waive the application fee for this year’s Competition.

IMPORTANT DATES
February 12, 2021: Application closes.
February 22, 2021: Semi-Finalists notified.
March 12, 2021: Semi-Finalist video recordings due.
March 22, 2021: Finalists notified.
April 5, 2021: Finalist video recordings due.
April 11, 2021 at 3 PM: Finals. 

PRIZES
Prizes totaling more than $10,000 will be awarded. Each Finalist will receive prize money.

ELIGIBILITY
The Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition is open to all singers aged 20-35 (as of the Finals on April 11, 2021), who are permanent residents of the United States, and are not currently, previously, or anticipated to be under professional management during the competition period. Previous First Prize winners of the Vocal Competition are ineligible to compete.

REQUIREMENTS
Preliminary Round: The Preliminary round will be a ‘blind’ review, in which Applicants will be identified only by application number and voice type. This round is by submission of 3 arias (MP3/4 audio files only), with piano accompaniment only. Arias should represent a variety of languages and styles, and should include at least one selection in English. Arias should be sung in their original key and their original language. Each aria must be unedited, without recording enhancements, and should be recorded in one "take.”
Semi-Final Round: Applicants will submit the same 3 arias as in the Preliminary round, again with piano accompaniment only, but this time in video format [MP4/MOV video files only].  Each aria must be unedited, without recording enhancements, and  should be recorded in one "take.” Dress for the Semi-Final round is audition attire.
Final Round: Applicants will submit a list of 5 arias, from which judges will select 2 arias to be submitted in video format [MP4/MOV video files only]. Repertoire for this round need not be the same as for the Preliminary and Semi-Final rounds. Arias should represent a variety of languages and styles, and should include at least one selection in English. Arias should be sung in their original key and their original language. The official Pianist for the Competition will provide the piano accompaniment for these videos. Each aria must be unedited, without recording enhancements, and should be recorded in one "take." The Finals round will be a public event, held virtually. Finalists must be available to appear virtually  for the Finals event at 3 PM EST on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Dress for the Final round is audition attire.

ONLINE APPLICATION
When completing the online application form, you must submit the following documents. Please make sure that your name appears as part of each file that you upload.
-Current resume, including professional experience (PDF only). *Please note that for the Preliminary round, judges will not see this.
-Professional headshot or recent photo (JPG/PNG only). *Please note that for the Preliminary round, judges will not see this.
-3 arias, labeled with your name and aria title (MP3/4 only). Arias should represent a variety of languages and styles, including at least one selection in English, sung with piano accompaniment only, and be performed in their original key and original language.

If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Mangum at vmangum@annapolisopera.org. No phone calls, please.

Please contact Victoria Mangum at vmangum@annapolisopera.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

Personal Information

MM/DD/YYYY Format
Your acknowledgement serves as your digital signature. Number of selections required: 1.
No spaces, dashes etc. phone number fields

Required Documents

Please upload 3 arias, labeled with your name and aria title (MP3 only). Arias should have piano accompaniment only, and should represent a variety of languages and styles, and should include at least one selection in English. Arias should be sung in their original key and their original language. Please upload your recordings in the order that you would prefer the judges to hear them. Number of selections required: 3.
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Professional headshot or recent photo (JPG/PNG only). *Please note that for the Preliminary round judges will not see this. Please include your last name in the file name.
You must be signed in to add your headshot.
Current resume including professional experience (PDF only). *Please note that for the Preliminary round, judges will not see this. Please include your last name in the file name.
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Audio

Please list the uploaded repertoire. Number of selections required: 3.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3