Handel Aria Competition

Handel Aria Competition Application 2023

This application closed on Monday May 15, 2023.

The purpose of the competition is to encourage emerging singers of all voice types to explore the repertoire of George Frideric Handel. 

For more details about the application requirements and the competition please read our website: http://handelariacompetition.org/application/

Please contact Sarah Brailey at handelariacompetition@gmail.com with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

Personal Information

Minimum age 18 years old. Suggested age limit 35 years old. Applicants over 35 will be considered on a case by case basis to determine whether their experience qualifies as emerging artist level.
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Audio Recording

The submission should consist of an unedited audio (no video) recording of two Handel arias, one in English and one in another language. The selections can be from any Handel work (opera, oratorio, motet, etc.) Singers will be judged on historically-informed Baroque performance practice, particularly with regard to stylistically-appropriate ornamentation, as well as overall musicianship and singing ability. Please visit our website for complete requirements: handelariacompetition.org. Label recording with your name and titles of arias. Piano, harpsichord, and/or instrumental accompaniment at either A=440 Hz or A=415 Hz will be accepted for the recording; however, the finals will be accompanied by harpsichord and instrumental ensemble at A=415 Hz. Please make sure mic placement and recording quality allow for an accurate representation of your singing. Technically poor recordings will be rejected. Number of selections required: 2.
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Number of selections required: 2.
Selection 1
Selection 2


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Additional Details

Number of selections required: 1.

Payment Details

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Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.