The Centre for Opera Studies in Italy

Centre for Opera Studies in Italy: Application 2015

This application closed on Saturday March 28, 2015.

Please review ALL applicable deadlines and fees.

Opera Ensemble - Deadline: November 28th, 2014

Opera Studio - Deadline: February 28th, 2015

Piano & Continuo Collaboration - Deadline: February 28th, 2015

Independant Studies Program (Voice/Piano) - Deadline: March 28th, 2015

All Internship  - Deadline: March 28th, 2015 *** If you are applying to an internship - disregard questions pertaining musical experience. 

Please contact Executive Director at with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact

Personal Information

Please indicate which program you would like to apply for.

Contact Information

The address listed below should be valid until August 2015.


Education 1
Education 2
Education 3
Please list languages studied, indicating the number of years for each one

Artist Information

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*** Please bring an 8x10" headshot and hard copy of your resume to your audition, as well as uploading online. **
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See the opportunity listing for applicable dates.

Repertoire for Singers

Opera Ensemble applicants

3 operatic arias:

  • One aria must be by Mozart or his contemporaries
  • One aria must be with recitative
  • One Italian art song may be substituted for an aria.
  • One of the three selections must be in Italian

Opera Studio applicants

2 operatic arias:

  • One aria must be in Italian
  • One art song may be substituted for an aria.

Singers are required to provide their own accompanist.

Collaborative Piano and Continuo:

One movement of a piano sonata by Beethoven, Haydn, or Mozart, or a solo work which is representative of middle- or late- Romantic style, and two opera arias, in a collaborative performance with a singer provided by you.

NOTE: Chorus applicants and all intern applicants are not required to audition. Maximum number of selections permitted: 3
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Recorded Audition Applicants Only
Singers are strongly encouraged to do a live audition. You may submit a video (DVD) recording if you live more than 450 km (250 miles) from the audition site and are not performing a live audition. Maximum number of selections permitted: 3
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Maximum number of selections permitted: 3

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Singers (except Chorus applicants) and Pianists: Please list three musical references (one of which must be your primary teacher). Chorus applicants: Please provide name, phone number and email address of your current Choir Director or Voice Teacher. All internship applicants: Please list three work references. Please include phone number and e-mail address.
Please Upload letter of reference from current choir conductor or voice teacher (in lieu of live/recorded audition). Please note: Chorus applicants do not need to audition for Chorus program. Maximum number of documents permitted: 1
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Include a written proposal of 100-250 words, indicating what you hope to achieve as a participant of the Independent Study Program for Singers or Independent Study Program for Teachers. Please discuss areas in which you would specifically like to focus, whether it be a role study, any technical issues, or other specific opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Payment Details

Please note: Applications which are not accompanied by the required fee will not be considered.

Application Fees:
$85 before Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
$95 Oct 14th – November 28th, 2014 (Scholarship Consideration Deadline)
$35 November 29th Onward (Will not be considered for scholarships) *************

* Opera Ensemble applicants must apply prior to November 29th. All applicants that apply prior to November 29th, 2014 will automatically be considered for scholarships. Other programs may apply with recorded submissions and will be accepted until February 28th, 2015. Such programs include: Opera Studio, Independent Studies Program, Piano/Continue Collaboration, Internships, etc. After February 28th, 2015, applications may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Only online payments via credit card are accepted for applications at this time.
Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.